You have a really good family and they take great care of you. Mom sometimes takes you on rides in the metal box that moves fast, and you get to bark at a lot of other humans. Dad lets you follow him around the farm while he does chores - and you really like scaring those chickens! And little Timmy is always around giving you "scratchies" and sneaking you food under the dining room table when Mom isn't looking.
Life is good as a dog.
You are busy sunning yourself in the warm concentrated glow of the window on this crisp fall day. You are getting a little bored, and a little hot on your exposed flank. So you stand up, stretch and shake off the dander. But now what?