Beth has completely twisted Howard's mind..I found this on MF while looking up something else.
"After taking a break Howard took a call from a guy who suggested that Howard get a dog from a shelter. He's been talking about getting a dog in the past couple of weeks and he's getting all kinds of suggestions. Howard told the caller that he's not going to get ''someone elses mess'' by getting a dog from a shelter. He said he wants to raise it from a puppy so he knows what he's got. Another caller said she's got a dog that she has to get rid of. When Howard heard it was a male he told the woman that he doesn't want a male dog. Howard also talked about not wanting to pick up dog crap. He said when he had his dog Java he would pretend to pick up the dog's crap but he'd just leave it there on his neighbor's lawn. Stuttering John came in and said he never wanted to do it either but after the first time it's no problem. Robin asked what happens when the dog ''has a problem.'' Howard said Beth once saw that happen with a bulldog and it was hot and steaming. Howard said he'd just leave it and just pay the $100 fine."