About a year ago I made a big decision when I adopted my dog.
He is a very good animal except he has a lot of special quirks.
He has a neurological disorder that limits his mobility and makes him rather difficult to deal with on a daily basis. He was continually falling into things, flopping onto the ground, and panicking when he can’t get back up. However, we make it work, and we spend a lot of time together. Unfortunately, it seems like there are many triggers in life that make him get agitated and more frantic. Apparently, indoor air quality control is one of his most upsetting areas of life. Yesterday I could not understand why he kept barking and growling as we sat around in ice cold air conditioning and enjoyed the fact that it was brutally hot outside. I was extremely happy to be sitting indoors, with a cooling system chugging away in the background to provide fresh and clean air to the apartment. I was more than happy to sit right in front of the window AC units and enjoy all of the cool air that was passing through the vents. However, clearly my dog did not feel the same way about the indoor air temperature control. He was flinging himself over around the room barking, looking very nervous at the air conditioning units and the box fan on the floor. If we turned off the air conditioning devices, my dog calmed right down. But then the indoor air temperature rapidly increased until he started panting and complaining about the indoor air quality. At the end of the day, he had to get used to the AC unit and I had to keep my cool.