I just asked my cat...she is adamant that she is in charge!
I am. My animals know I can survive without them but they cant survive without me.
But in the situation you described, it would never happen here. My dog hates getting his prissy toes wet. He'll wait until all's clear and hike his leg on the laundry basket instead. I make him clean it up thought.
the only thing my cat is in charge of is getting the first helping of my shrimp salad. I can't leave the shrimp out or she'll take it.
When she was alive, she was definitely in charge because I adored her. She was a little dog by the way, not a cat. :) And it almost broke my heart to have to leave her with my Mother when I had to go away. RIP Toots. :)
I am my cats slave
Me, but my dog thinks she is.