"Did you have a good day today? You got to play with Steve and King? I'm so glad for you."
"I would have liked to have been here but I got caught in a fire alarm and decided not to drive for awhile after. Sorry buddy."
"We're laying low tonight. I'm super worn out and moody over the stupid alarm."
Whine. Eye gesture to the top of the fridge.
"Look I already gave you a bone. If I give you another that's the last one, deal?"
"Come here and shake on it."
He moves forward.
He gives me his paw.
I get up and get him a bone.