You must expect a few dog hairs to stick to your clothes. I vacuum and clean on a regular basis, but dogs live in this house too.
You may be licked and given a paw a few times but they do this because they love people and want to say "Hello", so if you feel that you are too good for their love then you may not feel welcome here because this is their home too.
My dog is well mannered and very clean but if you are one of those people who think ALL animals are dirty and smelly then you and I will probably have difficulty feeling comfortable during your visit.
If you don't like the sound of barking, then my home is not likely to be a pleasant place for you. My dogs protect me by letting me know I have a visitor. Whether it be a friend or uninvited stranger. If you are a friend, my dogs will consider you their friend too but if you are an unwelcome guest, my dogs will protect me with their lives as I would theirs.
Do not expect me to lock my dogs in another room during your visit. I have trained my dogs well so they will not do anything to you except maybe want a pat on the head. I will not subject them to feel as if they are being punished by locking them away for no reason. That would just be cruel.
When you walk in my home, be careful not to trip on a squeaky toy or a bone. These are my dogs' little treasures and I will not take them away from them just to show you that I keep a clean house. they knows where all their toys are. They may not look like much to you, but to them, they are worth more than gold.
You see, This is OUR home. We have been together for a long time. I raised them into well mannered, beautifully behaved dogs. I am proud of them.
I consider them my personal gifts from God. They has done nothing but give me their endless love and devotion for many years. I love them dearly and want to make their years happy ones. As happy as they make mine.
When you go home to your family, they stay here with me. Fine and loving companions. They are MY family and I wouldn't change that for the world.
When I was sick, they stayed right by my side as I did theirs when they were not having a good day. A better friend I could not ask for. When no one else cared, my Dogs did. They have given me nothing but pure joy and I love them endlessly.
So please understand that I am not being rude. I'm just looking out for my best friends.~unknown