+1 to Doug. My brother in law feels the same way and that is why they will move down here as soon as he retires.
He's been nearly sixty years in the town he was born in. He says he is tired of the cold, the politics, the road salt, the state taxes, and the stupid gun laws. They will be building a house on the back side of our ranch down here in Texas.
I assured him he'd be able to walk out in his new back yard and spit, pee, or shoot without worry of anyone getting into his business. He said "Now that's all the freedom any man could want". This might be our last trip up there to see them before they move down here.
Strive to live up to the opinion that your dog has of you.