At first, I was a bit annoyed with the request. Stories about my quirky pet detective work had already appeared in several magazine and newspaper articles, including a write-up in the San Francisco Chronicle. When a reporter from a nearby small-town newspaper called and asked me if she could come out and interview me for yet another article, I was underwhelmed. I felt that an interview would take away from my precious time with the four students and search dogs that I was training. It was only a small paper for a tiny town with an insignificant circulation whose size matched my low level of enthusiasm to be interviewed for yet another go-nowhere newspaper article.