I normally like canine, however this has gone too far


DEAR MISS MANNERS: To fend off a tirade of offended feedback, let me begin by saying that my husband and I like canine and have had one most of our lives.

Nevertheless, “again within the day” — a number of years in the past, pre-pandemic — most individuals didn’t take their canine wherever they went. Now that individuals are beginning to socialize once more, it’s commonplace, upon arriving at somebody’s residence, to seek out that virtually everybody has introduced their canine — typically even two or three.

Whereas my husband can deal with one canine at a time, too many in a single place set off his allergic reactions to the purpose of a migraine, and I additionally get fairly stuffy. That is very true with small canine that will be inclined for leaping in a single’s lap or snuggling on a settee, overlaying it with dander.

In need of going again into our pandemic quarantine, is there something we will do?

GENTLE READER: If that is certainly a brand new development, it requires guidelines of etiquette: that anybody bringing a canine should first ask permission, should supervise the canine’s habits and should make sure that the canine not method anybody with out clear encouragement.

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