@Jado823 Well it is true that in many cases dogs were in outside doghouses instead of in the people’s homes. But I can tell you that in the case of my extended family they were members of the family and were included in almost everything, including living in the house.
By the way, at 75 years of age, I think I am older than the Peanuts strip. We were country people with all kinds of animals and livestock but the dogs were always our companions, friends and part of the family.
God bless my mom and dad for being the loving, compassionate people they were. I couldn’t have asked for better role models.