this thread may be as dead as dead as george harrison (testing the anti-PC threshold on this board), but ‘straw dogs’ is also the name of a movie from 1971. its directed by sam ‘the man’ peckinpah, and stars dustin hoffman. he’s a pacifist who turns to violence after his wife is raped in their house. its good–check it out. in fact, that bastard quentin tarantino supposedly took the ‘dogs’ part of ‘reservoir dogs’ from this movie (the first part being from ‘au revoir, les enfants’). but im sure SM and SS are adept in their pop culture references, so that would be my guess.