i think the initial appeal of this piece is obvious because there are a lot of dog lovers out there (scott, maybe if you were buying dog food you would have been safe?!) and so the idea of a man who can tame the unruliest members of this species is very interesting. and, overall i did really like the article. i liked how we got interaction between cesar and the dogs at his business and also got examples of a few of the cases that he has worked with (which really amkes me want to see the show). i also though that the information on people who also work in businesses that require phrasing techniques was very helpful in outlining just how important cesar' sbody movenments are to his work. however, while i did like this article i think i found it even more amazing when i read the interview because it gave me insight into just how much work gladwell put into this piece. the interview offers more insight into Cesar's personal life - the struggles with his wife, etc. but it also highlights gladwells knowledge of phrasing which he gained during the research for this piece. therefore, i think the interview was a great compliment to the work that gladwell put into what turned out to be a very interesting profile.