re outside dogs...
i was referring to owners who believe a dog's place is outside all the time.
no concerns, such as farm dogs who are outside with the owner et al.
my dogs are outside a lot as well.
but when they want to come in, they scratch the door...
and i'm happy to have them inside.
of course, if dogs are accustomed to being out all the time, i'm not sure if they'd know to scratch or not.
anyways, and speaking for myself, i love dogs being genuine family members, and consider their needs as much of my own kids.
my husband sometimes yells at me, "THEY'RE ONLY DOGS!!.
so take that cue as an unusual (??) dog lover.
eta: all 3 of them are superior watch dogs...whether they're inside or out.