Dave, I agree with you, just knowing someone has been through your house is quite irritating. Was an eye-opening experience with the Police. No investigation, no finger printing, nada. They came, filled out a report and that was the end of that. Too many higher priorities I guess.
Insurance was also eye opening. A MUCH slower process than I ever thought it could be. The big key is to have as much documentation as possible (pictures, receipts, boxes, warranty cards). Unfortunately, the PC where I kept all of my insurance pictures was stolen also.
And YES, Dogs are great! Stewie says Hi to your Boxer!