The computer system at work "updated itself" and I have no access to any "social networking or personal site(s)", which is the main reason I have been M.I.A. these last few weeks. And I've been lazy. But that's nothing new.
Dozer is doing 100% better and doesn't seem to have any lasting effects from his dousing with an "unknown chemical". So that's terrific news. I've decided not to file the claim with Petco, though. It just doesn't seem worth it for a $53 vet charge. It's not like $53 is anything to them, it won't help change their policies or the way they train their staff, so there seems to be little point to the whole operation.
If anyone cares to know, I decided on the brushed nickle for the switchplates, went to Lowe's to buy the rest, and then got tempted (in spite of Kelly's warning) by some lovely white plates. Exactly like the brushed nickle, only white. I haven't tried them yet, but they look pretty scrumptious. I will probably still go with the silver though, cause the white won't look good in the master bedroom and I want them all to match.