It's not exactly the Declaration of Independence, but that right there is the Mutt Operating Agreement. Among other things, it binds us together for the entirety of our adult lives. I won't bore you with the details, but there are a few nuggets of interest. For example, Bylaw 10.5 (i) prohibits "the consumption of alcoholic beverages prior to creative presentations" and, in the case of breach, recommends a violent intervention on behalf of one of the partners (preferably with a claw hammer). Also, in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, Mike and I will be given full access to the bottomless Luker estate.