By CAITLIN TAYLOR
Capital News Service
LANSING — When dining out for dinner, who always seems to be missing? The lonely four-legged friend at home. Bills proposed in the House and Senate are aiming to change this. Dogs would be allowed to dine with their owners at restaurants with outdoor patios. As a pet owner, Sen. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, who re-introduced the bill in the Senate, said she understands the desire to spend time with your dog after working all day.