In this first shot, notice that Mikey the dog wants to get down because he does not like sitting on the bench's slatted seat (in theory, I agree, it's not comfy).
Katy, the cat, wants off the bench, off the ranch, and back at her nice house. The older she gets, the more she hates this day, and usually coughs up something disgusting on the carpet later, just to punish me.
It was also the millisecond before Snoopy made one final attempt at the teenager.
Now I just have to write the Christmas letter, and decorate the tree, and buy some presents, and...
REMINDER: BORDERS! CHINO! TOMORROW! NOON! BE THERE!