I stashed the cheesecake in another room while we were having dinner. Afterwards, I cleaned up the kitchen while he retired to the back porch with a glass of wine and a cigar.
Dishes done, I went to retrieve the cheesecake.... It was just where I had left it, but half of it was missing! I couldn't blame Colt; he was asleep in the bedroom. Kota and Rue, however, wouldn't look at the mangled dessert. They were, however, licking their lips in a most suspicious manner.
Thank goodness they left us almost half of it for Valentine's. But it was certainly a surprise for me as well as for John. I guess a dog's life isn't so bad.