I absolutely HATE boaters that allow their pets to roam the dock or run around unleashed. There, I feel better.
I think some believe that everyone has the same love for their creature as they do and many humans are mentally disturbed enough to think their pets act, think or have wants like humans. Just look at how pet food is sold. Its entirely designed to appeal to the human.
Dogs lick their butts and roll in dead animals. Then dopey humans find it all cuddly when the dog licks their face.
I actually like dogs, but have boundaries.