You're a smart man, Spot.

I've been observing my relationship with my dogs and I've got to agree its one of slave and master. Funny, I've never recognized it before. Its only since I've been trying to understand how they see me that that has become evident. I'd like to believe its companionship for all and that I'm just a good person giving a needy animal a decent place to live, but I guess I've fooled myself again.

Well, I'm already in this and I need to make the best of it. Thanks for the heads up.