We're watching our friends' dog for the next few days, and so far, so good. I was concerned this morning that it would want to be at my heels during my morning routine, but so far, an hour later, the pooch is still on its bed upstairs as she and the wife sleep into the late hours of the morning (it's 6:30am now). The wife is much more a dog fan than I am. Not that I don't like dogs or pets in general; it's just that my attitude is more laid back than some of the people around me whose affection for pets is more pronounced. They do sometimes amuse me, though, such as when this hound becomes engaged with the monkeys on the TV screen.