Have you mentioned the dog before? Have I forgotten about the dog? Will we get amusing yet heartwarming stories of how the dog saved your life by recognizing when you passed out from going too long between chocolate fixes so the dog barked at the phone causing Siri to dial 911 and also order for delivery a 12” chocolate chip cookie-cake? Because that would be cool.
Or is the dog a rhetorical device and a throwaway line? That’s okay too (kinda).