This a post for people whose dogs live outside. You people don't know the joy of having a dog or dogs as part of your family ( pack). You don't get to watch how comfortable they fit into your family. You will never know the closeness of their love, affection, close companionship and also the security. That is a great joy to people that have their dogs live in their house with them. Yes, you do have to clean up after them. sometimes there is an accident or as with puppies you have a lot of clean up until they are housebroken. Yes, you have the cleanup of hair and sometimes dirt from them. But the joy that they give us, all the time, makes up for that. You don't get to see the cute things they do as they are playing with their toys or other companion dogs or other family members. Dogs that are left outside all of the time are lonely and most of the time bored. But even those dogs can have unconditional love for the humans that leave them outside all of the time. If you were left outside away from everybody, could you have unconditional love for those people. I doubt it. You just don't know what you ae missing. My dogs come to me at least 100 times a day,wanting me to talk to them. Or they want a pat or to be petted or hugged . If I leave the room they follow me. Yes, sometimes they can get in the way, especially if you are trying to get work done. But they are with me, not outside by themselves lonely, or bored. They are in our home (their home ) with us. Not outside in the cold, rain, snow or heat. I wouldn't have it any other way. You say you have the right to leave your dogs outside all the time, that is your choice. Dogs have rights to. They have the right to be kept safe and warm and cool when it is hot. They have a right to be part of a family (pack ). That is the way they are supposed to live. You will never know what you are missing as long as your dogs are living outside.