We have been dogsitting my son and daughter-in-law’s dog, Embry, for a week and a half. This has been an eye-opener for my husband and me, two cat owners.

The first night when we had to get through the evening bedtime routine, we put Embry in his cage in our guest room. He was by himself there, because my son and daughter-in-law had left on their trip.

I could hear him barking nonstop once I went to bed. My husband was still up at the time. After my husband came to bed, the barking continued. I don’t know exactly how much time elapsed…