A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by saying some nice things about said dogs. The story spoke of one time when I was distributing invitations for our church in Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg. There it's legal to put things in mailboxes so I was inviting people in this way. Some of the houses didn't have letter boxes but letter slots in the bottom of the door and here's where the adventure came in. At one particular house, I bent down to slide an invitation through the slot. I was thinking about, I don't know what, when suddenly a little dog on the other side of the door exploded with a high-pitched, 'Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! etc.!” I nearly jumped over the roof of the apartment house! Afterwards, I imagined a little Yip Yip dog on the other side of the door, rubbing his paws together and giggling. 'Chalk up another one,” he thought. 'Grrr...” I thought. So, I was a little disparaging in my comments about Yip Yip dogs in my message and I had some good-natured responses afterward. For that reason I've decided to pontificate about the value of Yip Yip dogs. First of all, for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, it's those little dogs who must weigh about eight pounds. The weight is distributed like this: three pounds”"hair; four pounds--vocal cords (tuned to a very high pitch); and one pound--dog. Some people think that bulldogs and Dobermans (Dobermen?) are the best watchdogs, but give me a Yip Yip dog every time. First of all there is the obvious advantage of upkeep”"they don't eat nearly as much.