I love my wife's touch. So does Ruby, our little Pomeranian. When we all convene in the home office, Ruby vies for attention, lodging herself between the two of us. Ruby knows how to position for maximum benefit, and she is always well-placed to capture massage time from my wife. So, it was no surprise that Ruby found the small of my wife's back while chilling out on the floor of the home office yesterday; Ruby's clever maneuver made my wife feel special enough to break her concentration and reward Ruby with a special doggie rubdown.
Naturally, I was jealous (stupid Ruby!), but sometimes one needs to recognize the efforts and payoff of a dogged pursuit.