S called last night to tell me that he had passed the local pet boutique and had seen a puppy belly rubbing class in progress.
"Really? Belly rubbing?"
"Yes. There were people sitting on the floor and they had puppies in their laps getting belly rubs."
Well, it turns out that there aren't scores of people out in the world who lack the skills to rub a puppy's belly. It was instead a new puppy training course.
But still, it's quite an image, isn't it?