I figured something out that has completely changed my attitude about the digital camera. This is a Windows XP thing, but maybe OSX has something similar going on.
1. Drag all your pics from your camera into a directory on your hard disk.
2. Select all your new photos, right click, and select 'Preview'
3. Preview is basically a slide show, but it has buttons to delete pics, and to re-orient them.
4. Delete the dogs, re-orient the sideways, and you're ready to upload to flickr or do your editing.
Before I was suffering through the browsers in PSP and Photoshop, which are both slow and annoying by comparison.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective.