My son has a new bath-time ritual. Instead of putting his dirty laundry in the hamper himself, he hires our dog, Lexi, to do it for him. He gets undressed and then piles his clothes on her back. She does not try to shake off the unfamiliar items. She either stands still or walks slowly to wherever I am. She looks at me with this face, which says, ” There is something on my back. PLEASE get it off, now!” Our Lab, the pack mule. Two animals for the price of one.