Everyone knows that perfect pet. For me, it’s my neighbor’s yellow Labrador. He has perfect manners and never leaves his owner’s side. I have pet envy! Why can’t I have that kind of dog? My dog would be happy to sit next to me with his leash off, but the only way I’d catch him if a squirrel came into the picture would be with a stun gun. And while his manners are regularly most acceptable, when a guest visits, the jumping, the whining and the desperation for some attention is embarrassing. My dog has no dignity. And the rest of my pets … I could go on and on.