I guess everyone does it – they imagine getting a dog, and how great it will be to own a little (or big) canine-being who will love them unreservedly. And then one day the realization dawns that at least one part of that is wrong: yes, nothing beats being a Dog Parent (Ed: this is debatable), and yes, we do love you unreservedly, but, let’s face it, we own you. It’s only a matter of time until you realise this. This look, dear readers, has become known around here as the Harris Stare. Oft-used, this has never failed me yet.