Hello. Jason Delucia is actually registered with AikiWeb, although he has not posted since Feb. in the "NHB Fighting and Aikido" thread. His posts seem pretty friendly.
Maybe Chris, who started this thread, should send Jason an email invitation to join the discussion of his site? (Might be better than talking about him "behind his back.")
(Also, I think Jason really does have an akita, so I don't feel so dumb about getting confused about the dog thing.)