Rusty is such a lucky dog. He gets cuddled while SK is reading or when YK's watching telly. Sometimes when the kids smother him with too much affection, he runs and hide. He will not go near them no matter how much they cajole him.
Even Rusty can tell us that he needs his space. In any successful relationship, whether it is between parent and child, boss and employee, or husband and wife, we must give each other room to breathe. That applies to pet owners too.