"Am I?" he replied slowly, tilting his head to the right as far as it would go. "That's certainly awkward."
The labradoodle had followed its other canine companion off the sofa, and both dogs were now well occupied across the room, a rope bone stretched tautly between them and a few low growls issuing forth every few seconds. Orsino sized up the space that had been left at the end of the sofa and dropped down onto it, making sure not to squash Penny's feet. "Fixed it."
He reached over and shoved her playfully. "Come on, make room. Or would you prefer the dogs?"