While reading your article, my dog barked at USPS delivering an Amazon package - guilty as charged. I rarely order from Ama-John as my friend who is Indian knows their slavish working conditions first-hand - and the package today was something I tried to order first from the manufacturer, but their website was not taking my order after several attempts.

Have you suggested to your dad to order from charities - many of which have wonderful gifts - Southwest Indian Foundation, I *heart* dogs, Arm the Animals, to name just a few.