When I was showing, many years ago, I found I was more strict on my dogs than I was on my kids when they came along. If my dogs stepped out of line, I was embarassed, if my kids stepped out of line I thought that the person who brought it to my attention should look at their own before judging me. One day the penny dropped and I thought there was something wrong with that picture. Now I like my dogs more that my kids, go figure! lol. The thoughts went deeper and I now think I should have had 10 dogs instead of any kids.!