Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ask the ethicists

How many things must a dog pee on before you stick it in a kennel rather than continue to board it at your house for a friend for free?

6 comments:

Andrew Cullison said...

I say 5 (my wife seems to lean toward 3 - and she's more of a dog lover).

Clayton said...

Oh man.

I've had the pooch since Saturday morning. Thus far it's peed in two spots on my bed, twice on gf's carpet while I was using her washing machine to clean the cover for my comforter, and now it's hit the mat in my bathroom. I guess that's four.

Interestingly, it has yet to hit the pee pads that have been left out for it.

Andrew Cullison said...

pee pads? If it's a puppy, my number goes up.

Clayton said...

No, not a puppy. I think he's three. I believe the owners decided to train it to use the pads. The dog knows to pee on white, fluffy things but not the white, fluffy pee pads.

Mike Almeida said...

It depends on how many objects are actually in the house. If there really aren't any chairs, the bad news is that he can pee on your chair as many times as he likes (likewise, sofas, beds, carpets, etc.). On the other hand, he can pee on overlapping objects (say, your lamp and lump of ceramic) only half as many times as he thought. So, there is some good news there.

Clayton said...

My worry is that if there's millions of chair(ish) objects located roughly where the naive take my chair to be, he's already vastly exceeded Andrew's number and I don't know that there aren't these millions of chair(ish) objects in my (millions of) living room(s). If I don't know if there's millions or none and know I don't know this, I can't responsibly decide the matter. Bah!