well, it looks like if i want to add my picture to my profile i need to copy and paste the url link of a picture of myself that is already on the internet. the only places that i could find pictures of myself were on ofoto and on my gmail account, and apparently the url link for those pictures were more than the 68 character limit, so those wouldn't work. next step is to post a picture here from my original picture files and then copy that link. let's give that a whirl...
hoorah! it worked after about 5 different tries. but i am realizing that if you read the help info -- it really does help.
speaking of steps. i recently bought ella some. they were a cheap $10 at the christmas tree shop that took me about a half hour to put together (with p's help). they come comlete with a lovely lambswool carpeting! ella ran right up the first time onto the couch (goaded with a treat) and i laughed and hoorayed with glee. she seemed a bit surprised and hasn't really taken to them since, unless she's very very excited.
you see, ella needs stairs because she can't very well get up on the couch to lounge and relax with only 3 legs. how she lost her leg is debatable, because do dogs really have umbilical cords? and if they don't, then what could it have been that cut off the back right's circulation? it's a mystery.