Not to hi jack the other pet-thread: I am thinking it's about time for another family member, this time a dog. A long time ago I had a friend who owned a Rhodesian Ridgeback. I fell in love with the dog then, just the nice mix of unbeatable laziness and, in times, a burst of energy. Now, before taking the big plunge; does anyone here have any experience with this "make" of dogs? Any info is welcome.