We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Love the doggy humor. Way back in the 1980s, I think, there was a commercial with a guy saying "I taught my dog to say 'I love you'" and then you heard a German Shepherd mumble what might have been 'I love you.' Not as high tech as the dog responding to the guy who was talking about food, but funny nonetheless.