The dog rules the thermostat

Occasionally I wonder who is really in charge of our household, and don’t get me wrong, I am the oldest, most responsible, and most financially involved human being in this home, but it sure seems like everybody else calls the shots around here, and I do not mean to be dramatic, however even the dog has more say in our household conditions than I do.

I guess you might think that I’m exaggerating, however wait until you hear about the way that he reacts to our indoor air temperature control devices since the day we brought him home. The trouble all started when we adopted a puppy in the middle of the summer! Of course, it was brutally hot and humid outside so we had to spend a great deal of time indoors with the a/c system blasting. I definitely did not want to overheat our little puppy by sitting in the Sun and causing him to become dehydrated. Instead, we created a play area downstairs and made sure that all of the air vents were wide open so that our high-quality a/c system could produce enough cool air to the part for him. Unfortunately, our puppy quickly grew into a dog and our dog quickly became accustomed to the non-stop a/c. It has been three years since we adopted our buddy, and at this point he is in charge of the heating, cooling, and air quality control system. Every time I attempt to increase the indoor air temperature there is a barking disaster. At this point, I can’t even look at the thermostat without him switching into guard dog mode.

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