I had an Airstream and liked it very much, though it needed more TLC than I could afford to give it at the time (as in a full frame off....). I have an Avion now, so don't throw rocks....
But on the dog thing, we rescued a Bierer Yorkie (sp?) about five days after our other Yorkie died, that we'd had for almost 17 years. The new little guy had a bald spot on his back where something had rubbed him and burnt off the hair folicles. He was very skittish at first, and would snap at just about anybody that he wasn't used to on a daily basis. We've had him for about a year and a half now. That trait is just about gone. They say it takes two years to get the "wild" out of a dog that's been abused. The lady that rescued Rooney said that he had been beaten.
Now, it's hard for me to understand who in the world would beat a 7 pound dog, much less scrape hair off his hide. The little dude loves me and my family to death. He is super protective of us and will bark like a fiend at strangers who come to the house. He has a foot fetish where if someones' feet get too close to his face, he'll snap them. I figure he's been kicked a lot. But again, who in the world would kick around a puppy? He was probably 3lbs when they did this?
Ah well, little guy has a good home now. We took him on a two week trip to FL last summer in the Silver Twinkie. He's been to Fort Wilderness, Cape Canaveral, and St. Augustine, as well as spending the night in SC on the way down and NC on the way back. As for "my" house....it's "his" house now and I just live there
Anyway, maybe this Marine is just trying to keep folks away from a dog that is a bit "edgy" from the bad treatment he got in a previous life. That's cool.
I had a dude beat on the door one time who had a giant Class A behind me. He said "Sonny, your trailer looks very nice...except it blinds me when the sun hits that one corner!" I took that as a compliment