Well, it looks like my friend with the "kick" dog that we were going to use is not going to be able to accomodate us (I think it will be busy flying through some goalposts somewhere that day *cackle*). So, it looks like a small re-write is in order to handle the dog situation. I will be writing the dog OUT of the film since we are at the 11th hour here on this and I don't have time to secure a new mutt.
We will block out a new idea to overcome the lack of the flea-bitten mongrel on the set this Sunday. I think I have a decent idea to make it work without the mutt. Additionally, the lack of mutt here will actually make the logistics of the shoot much simpler so this is probably a blessing in disguise. As they say, a Director's job is problem solving :)
UPDATE: Well, the original dolly FINALLY showed up at the house today. I guess for FedEx, next day air = 1 week. Nice... Well, it's now on it's way back to the vendor. He should see it in, oh say - about a month based on past performance here :)