Sometimes two dogs, especially two poodles, swap notes in misbehaving. Or the same two poodles work out a new routine in waking someone (me) up. Or they learn a new song that they perform in sneezes and coughs to get one’s (that would be me again) attention. Sometimes, they teach each other to sit and wait patiently while someone (yes, still me) snaps too many pictures to get one for her blog. These occasionally good, always spoiled, poodles endured two photo shoots and one phone call before they enjoyed their, actually, before they enjoyed, my roast poulet and vegetables. But tapping on their behalf, it was worth every last lick.