If they got rid of your signature line Jon, they should have sent you a PM. I think COC rules forbid Mods to just delete things as they see fit. That kind of stuff happens on other sites but not here...the Mods are outstanding in this area.
As for the dogs, I got a Miniature Schnauzer. What a funny dog.The most laid back, quiet dog you will ever meet...until he spies a mouse or snake, then his ears sweep back, his tail goes up and he looks like a pit bull going after a neighbor!! He's snarling, growling and ferocious. Its great because I HATE snakes. There are no poisinois snakes here, the only State in the nation that can claim that, but I still put him on a leash and let him patrol around whenever I must venture into "snake country."
As for the drum sander...get rid of it. If its taking up to much room, and you don't think you'll use it much in the near future, they sell it to some woodworker who will use it. Its foolish to keep something that you don't look fondly at. At the same time a drum sander is a convience item, not an essential tool like a planer, jointer or tablesaw. You can use other means to do the same job and get the same results, it just takes a bit longer. So why not get rid of it and go that route and use something you can toss on a shelf,or put in a drawer.
The battle against clutter starts with hard decisions. If you have not used something in 6 months, its time to get it out of the shop.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"