As in every household, we have rules. They are pretty simple and at this point in our lives, it is usually things we do to respect each other's boundaries and opinions and each other.
For instance, clean up after yourself. Change the toilet paper roll if it runs out on your shift (okay, that rule gets broken more than the others).
Don't make loud noise too late at night.
Call or text if you aren't going to come home that night (hmmmm another one that gets broken occasionally).
Don't leave wet clothes in the washer or dry clothes in the dryer (hmmmmm wonder who breaks that the most).
And of course the most important rule of all.
If you come home carrying plastic bags, you need to give the corgi a cookie.
I'm not too sure when it started but I know who (me) started it. We would come home from the grocery store with all the bags and as we were unpacking I would give Koda a cookie or two (or three or four, but who is counting, he certainly isn't).
As someone once said, a corgi never forgets a food source.
So over time, Koda learned to associate plastic bags mean a cookie. So when we walk in with any plastic bags, whether they be from the grocery store or the office supply store or whatnot, he expects a cookie.
He will stand in the kitchen by his treat drawer and wait. Somewhat patiently until he is rewarded for you bringing in a bag.
I got that rule down pat. I know, plastic bag, corgi treat. Hubby has it down pretty well too.
Son.....well..... slow learner.......I can't tell you how many times I've gone back into the kitchen after son comes in with some plastic bags and Koda is still waiting.......
I've always been good about following rules........
(yes I've been known to give him a cookie even if it wasn't on my watch :)