It's very unfortunate that you gave us three stars as all of our guests have given us 5 stars. But it's ok! all the other 5 stars reviews speak for themselves!!
We actually don't have many rules. Our two mains rules are is to eat in the huge kitchen and dinning room area or in the kitchen dinning room area downstairs in the lower level. The other rule is that to not wear shoes in the property. We do provide beautiful clean slippers. This is to protect the beautiful hardwood floors. We have other guidelines such as do not take drinks with you in the jacuzzi, put out the trash before you leave and rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher as food can clog up the passage for water. We have these guidelines to maintain our five star property great for all Airbnb guests. They are simple basic and common.
As to the 9th room, we don't advertise it as such but the living room in the lower level can become one since it has a queen sofa bed with a great memory foam mattress.
We did inform you friend David that We were coming over to water the plants but that must have not been relayed to you since you checked in the next day. We always check in with our guests before anything needs to be done in the house.
As to the dog, we can accept animals on a case by case basis as we are animal lovers ourselves. Unfortunately We had never received ac request from your and were surprised to see him there.
Finally, it's always wonderful to have guests that are friendly, nice and truthful, something I recommend for you to be in your next Airbnb adventure.