Being dog lover I can easily see how this situation might arise !
In 1903, Henry Wyman Page Colson was living in a nightmarish world. “A cat met him at every turn,” the San Francisco Call reported, and a chorus of blood curdling "mews" greeted his every move.” When Colson slept, he had to “ exercise great care lest he should disturb the slumbers of a feline snugly ensconced between the sheets of his bed.” Getting out of bed was even harder. Unable to stand his relentless personal hell, Colon consulted a lawyer. "Who owns these cats?" the lawyer asked. Colson told him: his wife. The article continues: "Then you must have a divorce," cried the lawyer. And the next day the suit was filed.