BEAUTIFUL dog. I would have been honored to share part of my life with such an obviously loving animal. :)
I believe the only thing you can say to people like that is... "suck it"
I still pray, give homilies and administer the Sacraments, but one of the wonderful things about being part of a religious order is that we can more easily celebrate the diversity of ministry. For the first two years of my priesthood I was an associate pastor and homilies/spiritual direction were a part of my daily life. Now as the director of national vocation promotion for the SJ - less so. It will change again, and I'll adapt. But for now, I get to geek out!
I can't argue with that. Personal experience trumps ALL reviews and I thank you for sharing your experience with the 'gadget' crew. I expect that you're finding the same shortcomings in the product that I did... I was hoping that they would rev the ThermaPAK... If they hear enough from people like you, maybe they will.