After reading this, I realized my dog really isn’t pulling his weight around the house:
Faith, a 4-year-old Rottweiler, phoned 911 when Beasley fell out of her wheelchair and barked urgently into the receiver until a dispatcher sent help. Then the service dog unlocked the front door for the police officer […] The dog, whose sensitive nose can detect changes in Beasley’s body chemistry, is trained to alert her owner to impending seizures. -> From CNN.com - Dog saves woman’s life by calling 911
Meanwhile, since my dog has woken up this morning has has accomplished the following: eaten breakfast and then immediately settled in for a nap on the sofa, where he has remained for the past five hours.