I surround myself with animal lovers and there really isn't any problem! LOL
I am OCD. There is a place for everything and everything is always clean. I'm also a darn good cook, so no one turns down a meal around here!
But, I experienced something similar the other night, and it left me unsettled. I keep my grandson ALOT. I live right by the country club that my daughter and son play golf at, so he stays with Mimi while they golf. They have no problem leaving him with me, I've kept him since he was a new born - he's now 10 months. Gracie and Diesel love him dearly and at times try to be his 'lap' dogs, although the lap is a little small. Pedro has come to love him since he has started crawling - he thinks he's one of the pack.
Anyway, my house is chaos as far as the dogs go. They're friendly and needy and if you come in, you are the guest - this is their home. I don't spend my time saying "get down" or "don't do that". They treat others just like they treat my husband and I - big "hellos" and lots of kisses. If you want peace and quiet, you'd better go somewhere else.
My daughter and son-in-law came in to pick up my grandson the other night, and my son-in-law was holding him in the recliner. Of course, the little ones were glad to see him, so they were yipping and demanding attention, and my son-in-law abruptly stood up and said "I can't handle all this chaos" and walked outside. He was raised in a home without animals, while my daughter on the other hand had to be banned from the local animal shelter when she was 16 because she was bringing home too many animals for me to care for...
It really hurt my feelings. It's my home, and it's my dogs home. It's no problem for me to babysit for them, but it's a problem when the dogs want to say hello??? Same goes for Gunner, who is outside...3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Border Collie, and just barely a year old. He is fairly obedient, but does have alot of puppy in him. My son in law really pulls back from Gunner - I honestly think he's afraid Gunner will get him dirty. This same dog will ride his baby (my grandson) on his back for hours.
I find I really take offense to this kind of behavior, and it's all I can do to keep my mouth shut and keep peace in the family. I've bitten my tongue almost off!