The dog owner has the right not to have to share his bed with a 90 lb. flea bitten, hair shedding, bad breath “in your face” dog who hogs all the pillows.
The dog owner has the right not to be awakened at 4:00 am because his dog didn’t finish his business outside the night before and decides he wants to finish what he started now.
The dog owner has a right to eat his food in peace without having his dog think “everything she eats, I eat.”
The dog owner has the right to talk on the telephone to her friend without having her dog dropping dirty toys on her lap, nudging her hand for a pat, or circling her while barking in protest for being ignored.
The dog owner has a right to put the dog in the run to do his business outside rather than have him come back in and deposit it on the floor.
The dog owner has a right to use the bathroom and close the door without you sticking your nose in and making your presence known by bringing your ball in and looking for the owner to play catch with you at this very “private” moment.
The dog owner has a right to get up from his chair at his desk and not have to step over you to prevent him from falling on the floor.
The dog owner has a right to have a clean house without picking up dog hair on the bottom of his socks or picking it out of his food.
The dog owner has a right to have a well behaved dog that comes when he’s called and stays when he’s told to rather than be ignored hoping you go away.
The dog owner has a right to get up in the middle of the night to go in the kitchen for a snack and not step on one of your squeaky toys thinking he just stepped on a mouse.
The dog owner has a right to take a vacation once in awhile that doesn’t include going to a dog show or taking a dog with him.
The dog owner has a right to take a ride in his car that he just washed and waxed and not take you for a ride slobbering all over the windows or throwing up all over the back seat.
The dog owner has a right to have beautiful wooden end tables in his living room rather than wired dog crates with your toenails sticking out the front end.
The dog owner has a right to kiss his wife and perhaps look for a little “amour” without having you pop your head up between the blankets planting a wet one on his face.
The dog owner has a right to buy herself a fashionable outfit without feeling guilty that she didn’t spend the money on another workout outfit to pick up your dog run.
The dog owner has the right and the need to be the alpha without you challenging her every step of the way.
The dog owner has rights even if you see it a different way!
My rating: Dogs and people sharing their lives: (4)