A surrogate member of our family is Jack Bauer. Everyone in my family watches 24, and you don't mess around with anyone while it's on. Certain members of our family have even been known to hang the phone up on other ones who called when the show was on. It's just how things are.
Mamala sent me a great link this morning: scenes from this season acted out by Chloe and the Assistant Director's dogs.
I'd still watch the show if they were played by dogs. In fact, I think if they went back and re-shot Season 6 using Emmy and Bauer*, I'd probably even watch that.
*Isn't Bauer an awesome dog name?!