There was a time, and it wasn't too long ago, when it was almost mandatory to start your criticism of dogs and their owners by saying "I love dogs, but ..."
Well, I'm here to tell you that it's okay to not love dogs. Hey, you don't even have to like them.
Here's an example of how public opinion is changing. From the Pacific Northwest:
Not wild about dogs? How to cope in mutt-mad Seattle
Kudos to the Seattle Times for publishing this piece.