Very well written. I really applaude the points made. Too often we "take on" pets with the attitude that they are just animals, forgetting the fact that dogs specifically are pack animals, much like humans and as such need the contact of their adopted pack. So while the humans sit back and enjoy being a part of the humans pack, poor pup sits outside, alone, and chained to some foresaken post. It's no wonder to me why they make the great escape, bark into hoarsiness or flip out. Wouldn't the human do the same?