Fast forward a year and 'somehow' they end up curled up with him in bed sometimes, and 'somehow' if they don't rush to the door when he gets home, he gets sad and says "I don't like it when the dogs aren't available to greet me when I get home."
Dogs have made a really good life even better. Every day is improved by having them to talk to, pet, take care of. Who knew?
The dogs, wanting to take a ride.