What I love about this is that it was very real. We meet as families in homes. Dogs live in homes, too. Therefore, dogs are most likely going to find a way to be part of the gathering (especially if there is food - which there always is).
If our Sunday fellowships were ceremonies, then I'm certain dogs would not be allowed. The reality is that dogs, as wonderful as they are, tend to mess up anything ceremonial. Since our gatherings are informal in nature, dogs can be present - as long as they aren't a distraction.
I believe this is how church should be. Churches are families. Family gatherings should be joyful and relaxed times of fellowship. This is what we had today. Nothing was prescribed. Nothing was required. There were no time constraints.
I'm not particularly a dog person. Our only pet at home is a guinea pig. Despite this, I'm thankful that dogs are allowed when we get together. It feels real. It is relaxed.