Him Indoors was initially a reluctant dog owner and before he agreed to Harry coming to live with us, I had to sign up to The Deal. The Deal consisted of an agreement that I would be:
- The 6am dog-walker;
- Picker-upper of poop; and
- Chief disciplinarian.
Meanwhile, Him Indoors would be:
- The ball thrower;
- Distributer of treats; and
- Chief instigator of fun.
I can report that Him Indoors is a man of his word and our roles remain as outlined in The Deal.
I can also report that, despite his misgivings about sharing our life with a dog, within an hour of Harry arriving at our home he was smitten.