I’m sure that most people tend to think of dogs as having simple tastes. They generally eat the same food and same treats every day Their “beds” often consist of nothing more than a blanket. Their hobbies include running around and barking at everything. My dog Trixie however, has some pretty expensive tastes when it comes to one thing in particular: HVAC. You may think that the benefit of climate control and how it works would be lost on a dog. However, my dog Trixie knows when the air conditioning kicks on and immediately heads to the closest vent so that she can lay down in front of it on hot days. She also recognizes the heating when it kicks in on cold days and will park herself right in front the warm air blasting out of a vent. Trixie knows exactly what heating and air is and takes full advantage of it at every opportunity. So when our HVAC system broke down recently, she was one of the first to notice in our family. I’m not joking when I tell you that we discovered that the air conditioning was not working one evening and found Trixie staring at a vent in dismay. She turned to look at us, as if asking us what in the world happened to her precious air conditioning? But we called an HVAC technician the very next day, and he did some rudimentary repairs that had it back up and running in no time. Trixie was only too happy to jump on and lick the HVAC technician, but I’m sure she would be even more enthusiastic with him if she knew that he was the one that fixed the air conditioning!