It has come to my attention that the humans do not understand many of the reasons behind their dog's behavior. One of the prime examples of this is the practice that many dogs have of drinking from the family porcelain dog bowl which the humans refer to as a toilet. To hear the humans talk, you would think it is disgusting. However, this is not true. This is the dog's way of letting the humans know that they have done a good job at keeping it clean. Let's face it--the humans would be shocked if they think the toilet is too dirty for the dog to drink from. Their dogs are paying them the ultimate compliment and they act like their dog is disgusting. I think that the humans should display a sign at their front door if their dogs drink out of their toilet that says: "This house is clean enough to earn the dog's approval". I can't think of a bigger compliment than that. In fact, restaurants should have dogs inspect their place so they can post a "the cleanliness of this restaurant is dog approved". I think that would make the humans feel better about eating there!
Demon Flash Bandit (Dogs as Health Inspectors)