With my "Just a dog" post, I was reminded of two previous times I touched on buying from less than reputable breeders: A Bargain Doberman is Not a Good Deal and Don't Buy From a Puppy Mill, Charlie Brown!
I also am always happy to mention FreeKibble!, a site which I visit daily in order to answer a trivia question about dogs, and then about cats. Each question answered (correctly or not) gets ten kibbles for shelter pets, and that really adds up with enough people clicking! Free Kibble also tends to be right there in situations like the tornadoes in Joplin Missouri, and others, making sure that dogs and cats have food.
Elka, as you can imagine, gets fidgety when I'm sick. She's happy to sleep on the couch with me (she's a blanket hog sometimes, I tell you) but we also, when I can muster the energy, play some low impact inside games. Find it! is a perennial favorite, and Kongs are always a hit.