Occasionally 'Him' and 'Her Indoors' talk about what will happen after my demise. Charming! 'Him Indoors' never wanted a dog in the first place; noisy, insanitary creatures that pong a bit etc etc. He was persuaded into it, against his better judgment, by 'Junior Her', a mistake he doesn't intend to repeat. 'Her Indoors' loves owning a dog and has no intention of heading into her dotage canine free. An interesting dilemma. 'Junior Her ' could well hold the casting vote. She did it last time and I'm sure she could do it again.
Anyway, I feel morally obliged, in the interests of family harmony, to live for as long as possible. I'm in good condition for my age. All my senses are still functioning fine. I might sleep a bit longer than I did when I was younger, but that fits in well with 'Them Indoors' being out at work, so it's a comfortable arrangement. I've got plenty of years in me yet, so 'Him Indoors' had better not start planning a dog free future any time soon.