Actually you would love to be my pet. He has a great life.I would hate to be your pet... do you just ignore your dogs when they have to go potty? That just seems silly unless you want them to make a mess on your floor.
Adult dogs have something called 'bladder control'. They don't have to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes. Many of you regularly crate your dogs for 4 or even 8 hours at a time (extremely rare in my house). So why do you have to jump up every time the dog decides he wants to go outside? He can wait until its convenient for me.