Pets, in America, are more than pets. They are service dogs, companions, security.
At the Marble Brewery, the limits to their influence is written on step risers leading to the second floor of the downtown drinking establishment.
It is only a matter of time before this not thought out sentence ends in court, ruled on by learned men and women wearing robes with a jury that has no animals.
Pets will eventually be awarded the right to vote, marry humans, and inherit property.
For now, in 2018, dogs still go where their masters say they can go, on leashes, pulling their masters after them.
If a dog’s master breaks the law 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.