One of the best things about living in Montana is having plenty of open space. All this open space is great for pets. I, myself, am the proud owner of three large dogs, six cows, one cat and one fish. Surprise, surprise, my pets do not always behave. They often fight amongst each other or just don’t listen when given a command. This is strangely similar to the way my children behave.

I would have to say that my dogs are probably the worst of the bunch. My old boxer has broken many dishes by trying to get them off the counter to lick any food that is left on them. Most recently, she knocked my crockpot full of roast, potatoes and carrots on the floor and broke it.

My young boxer, who happens to be 15 pounds over-weight, sneaks into the shed where the weight gain food is kept for the cows and buries her head in it until she is full.

Lastly, my husband’s lab loves to find and eat any dead thing he can and then come home and barf it up. Lovely.

I was worried I may be the only person who had problem pets until I found the website www.dog-shaming.com. I was relieved to find that I am not the only person who suffers from a naughty dog. This site is hilarious. Even if you don’t have a dog, it is worth a look.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.