Ray was stretched out on the couch next to me. I reached over and scratched him behind the ears.
"Ray you are the best dog I've ever had," I said to him.
Gregg looked over at me with a little smile.
"Now there's a ringing endorsement," he said.
I put my finger to my lips giving him the international signal for 'shhh.'
"Don't tell him," I said, just mouthing the words so that Ray wouldn't hear.
We both know that Ray is our first dog, but I don't think that Ray knows.