Ella got a new toy! And she LOVES it. We built her a springpole, and she is just in heaven. I cannot keep her off of it whenever we go outside. If we can ever work through her issues with other dogs, I'd love to get her into either agility or weight pull (and make her a therapy dog), and this (along with all her walks and runs) will help keep her in shape. The metal collar is a fur saver collar. I use a second collar on our walks and this serves as a backup collar. I chose it because it will prevent her other collar from slipping down a sensitive spot she has on her neck. My dog has sensitive skin. I took this with my 50mm f1.8, manually focused (no other way on the D60). And I took them kind of at the wrong time, lots of sun glare on her face. Big ol' bully smiles! This one is just hilarious.