“Sandy is a fun dog to come home to.
She always wags her tail to greet me. We have our moment together and then we usually go for a walk.
I don’t have children, but there are obvious parallels.
I have re-prioritized my life. Sandy has made me a much better morning person. We have both learned to compromise.
If you give in to your dogs every request and desire that is not an ideal relationship– then you become the pet and she is the master.
We have an understanding.
Every bath comes with lots of treats.
The pros far outweigh the cons.”