How to enjoy a Sunday afternoon watching movies and reading the newspaper

1. Block off entry to kitchen with baby gate.2. Block off stairs with baby gate. 3. Fill Kong toys with delicious human food that will keep dogs from demanding walks with high-pitched whines and sad eyes. 4. Change into sweatpants. 5. Place array of (new! thanks everybody!) TOYS on the floor. Express delight! ("Nora, look at all your toys! You can't wait to play with them, can you?! ALL AFTERNOON!!!) 6. Place necessary remotes on ottoman at arms' length. 7. Place phone at arms' length. 8. Retrieve cozy blanket. 9. Pour large ice water, or drink of choice. 10. Commence with admitted laziness.