The pose says, “Oh, good morning. You’re up? We didn’t wake you with our nudging and whining, did we? Well, now that you’re up… Do what you need to do. Pee, put on some clothes, whatever. We’re just chillaxing.”
But take one step towards the stairs and it’s a canine stampede!!
(That’s Ollie and Rocco, my family’s dog, who we’ve been taking care of for a few weeks.)