Time to get a dog!Thanks everyone for your replies. I really appreciate it. I live in a house with 4 females (5 counting the cat) so I understand the emotional side of things. Well, not really understand but you get the idea. Lol.
Most tourneys allow for free substitution in pool play but not bracketMany tournaments have free substitution. Often, the only time I see substitution rules enforced is during state and "national" tournaments.