It’s 5 am and you’re awake. Cranky bad-tempered awake. The kind of awake that has been forced on you because your pet decides it wants to eat, exercise or go to the toilet.
How do you react to this unwanted early morning awakening?
(a) leap out of bed and do exactly as your pet asks?
(b) force your partner to leap out of bed …and do exactly as your pet asks?
(c) bury your head under a pillow and refuse to budge a muscle?
(d) lock your pet in the laundry overnight so it has no chance of waking you in the first place?
Your reaction gives some insight into who is top dog in your house: you or your pet?