I ask, because today she decided to let Duncan out loose at night. In her defense, she says I let him out loose all the time. Uh, yeah, when we are practicing his recall and are in a controlled environment. I don't let him run loose through the neighborhood! On the plus side, Duncan didn't leave our property, get hit by a car, get lost, etc. Oh no. He got sprayed by a skunk. Now, as if this weren't bad enough. My mom smelled it right away (before Duncan was inside) and gave me this mocking ooops! face. And THEN she tells me Duncan is outside loose. Fantastic. So when I call him in to see if he's okay, she yells at me for bringing the stink inside. Now I understand her point, but really, we wouldn't be in this position if she listened to me when I say DOGS MUST BE ON LEAD. Then she proceeds to try and shove him outside, STILL NOT ON LEAD. WTF? She says he can't stay here. Um, this is his home. Leave him outside, she says. With the skunk? And you want me to let the stench sink in? And so now she's giving me **** because the dog smells, and yet I don't see her in a pair of latex gloves, armed with baking soda, shampoo, lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide. So, if I decide to strangle her, do you think a jury of my peers will convict or will my insanity defense work? PS: Duncan also decided that the bathtub is pure evil, so I had to rub him down best I could on the bathroom floor without making a mess. Ha!