You start with a quick peck on the cheek, allowing your scruff to velcro the brush on his face.
Then you pat his belly, briefly handling a soft, furry mound beneath his flannel button-up.
“It’s been too long,” you might say.
“You’ve put on weight,” he’ll respond with a wink.
“It goes straight to my gut,” you’ll say, rolling your eyes as he signals his approval: “Woof!”