(In response to the thread: "some of my science writing colleagues have claimed that their sites--some festooned with mug shots and pictures of their pets--work as marketing.")

It's a fact. Pictures of dogs bring in happy, enthusiastic, easy to
please customers. Cats bring in silent, sullen and brooding customers.


I mean, Doug

[Clever response from another listeroo: Pictures of cats bring in intelligent, independent, creative, freedom-loving clients while pictures of dogs bring in servile, cringing, mindlessly devoted clients -- oh wait, maybe that's what we want :-) - Robert K Severn]