In the text "Every dog should own a man" (http://thevizslaksentinel.com/index.asp?ID=249), the roles of the dog and the man are reversed; as in this sentence:
There is nothing like a well-behaved person around the house to spread the dog’s blanket for him, or bring him his supper when he comes home man-tired at night.
My friend mentioned that the narrative voice is an example of irony because the man/narrator is speaking for the dogs. However, I cannot grasp my head around why that is ironic. Is it because of the reversed roles and the use of a situation in which the man is most commonly the owner? In other words, since you would expect the dog to be the pet, but that is not what occurs in the text?