Meet Moose. He's a poodle in the guise of stuffed animal. He also is apparently invertebrate, based on the way he stretches out for a nap. Like his spine is a slinky.
So the way it works in Spotted Dog Land is that after dinner I return to my lair (aka studio) and Clark and Moose stretch out downstairs on the sofa to watch a little television. And in order to keep our marital bond strong, we occasionally text back and forth. (I know! You're blown away by the romance!)
Clark's favorite topic for the nightly check-in is the Sleeping Moose Selfie You'll notice a certain pattern in Clark and Moose's night.
After a while I commented on how serious they both are. So the next few nights Clark added some enthusiasm to the project. Makes all the difference.