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Just FYI - I read the thread and while you got a couple of firm comments that you shouldn't leave the dog in the backyard, it didn't go south until you said it was nasty, needy and odd to keep a Golden in the house. It was pretty insulting to those of us who have Goldens in the house, much more so than anything anybody said to you up to that point.
And no we don't keep dogs in the house, to put it in some other insulting words of yours, because we "have difficulty with trust and human relationships and...substitute that void with an animal."
So if you're wondering why you got a lot of backlash, it has more to do with what you said about the rest of us than that you keep your dog in the backyard, though the story you're telling is pretty heartbreaking. It seems like he just wants to be by your side, and it's pretty sad to those of us that love having dogs around and enjoy that bond.