Doggie shower in garage. Love this idea. Also seen it done like a mud room with a door to the exterior so the dogs can go in and out but can be closed off from the rest of the house (like a giant dog house with all the amenities attached to your house!
Barefoot Contessa - Recipes - Lobster Corn Chowder, this would be good with substitutions for a low fat version. I make a sea food chowder that is yummy and low fat, but you wouldn't know. I think that similar recipe with only lobster=Yum!