I spoke to Brandon at lunchtime Thursday, just before he began my BB. It arrived here in rural upstate New York today (Monday). I took my dog, the REAL Quoddy, to the edge of the woods in my backyard and tied him up while I set it up (he'd be loose, but I've had a serious bear problem for the past 10 days). I tried it out and was surprised by the roomy feel inside as well as the fact that I'll be able to sleep either on my left side, as normal, or on my back... which was extremely comfortable. As everyone knows by now, the features and workmanship are excellent. To say I'm happy with the BlackBird would be an understatement.