I had another example yesterday. I went to see the movie "The Art of Racing in the Rain." Have you seen it? Sweet movie. And it combines auto racing and dogs, so it's only natural that RDA would be brought to mind.
The movie opened a couple of weeks ago, but back during the weekend of the Raleigh convention the promotional ads were already starting to run. RDA and I were talking about whether he was interested in getting back into taking on any sort of acting roles. I asked if he had considered doing voice-over work if he wasn't up to the schedule of a full acting role. His first answer was "I can't do voices," but I reminded him that in a lot of the voice acting nowadays, the actor does not try to change his voice. (Recently, Harrison Ford voiced an animated dog, and when asked how he made Harrison Ford sound like a dog, he said the DOG sounds like Harrison Ford!) I asked him if he had heard of the Racing in the Rain movie (he hadn't), and I said I would have loved to see him take on a role like Kevin Costner did, doing the voice of the dog. He asked, "The dog sounds like Kevin Costner?" I answered, "Actually he sounds like Tom Selleck, but it is Kevin Costner's voice." For some reason he found that very funny. (I had never noticed how much Kevin Costner and Tom Selleck sound alike!)
Anyway, if you've seen the movie, wouldn't that have been a perfect role for RDA to take on? To "be" a dog, who loves racing? I wish he'd consider looking into something like that.