Pets, in America, are more than pets. They are, now, service dogs, companions, security. 

At the Marble Brewery, the limits to their importance is clearly stated on step risers leading to the second floor of this downtown drinking establishment.

It is only a matter of time though before this house rule is challenged in court, ruled on by learned men and women wearing robes with a jury that has no animals.

If a dog’s master breaks house rules and takes his pet upstairs, can the dog be held responsible for what it does?

I’d like to be sitting on that jury.

Seeing a dog barking in its own defense would be worth hearing.

 

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