But replace "dingo" with "MySQL" (our database program) and "my baby" with "a-m-v.org".
Basically over the weekend MySQL decided to eat a couple of the SQL tables that we use to reference various important things. This led to all sorts of errors. The lovely derobert was able to repair the tables however and everything is ship-shape once again. As far as he can tell, there was no specific cause, it's just a MySQL bug. Unfortunately, this means it could happen again.
Anyways, let's all give a word of thanks to derobert.