Dogs are family, and I respect that
I've been around dogs my whole life. I grew up with an mix of BFDs (big friendly dogs) and SWBHs (small dogs with big hearts), and can appreciate both.
As an adult I had the great privilege of owning and caring for my Bear, a 91 pound rescue with special needs for many years. (My husband and I are actually part of the video that is to be shown at the Seattle Humane Society's Tuxes ...