Human was in the kitchen preparing sustenance. Such things normally did not interest Dog. She was happy to guard the entrance to the kitchen but come no closer. But it was very loud outside, with the sky very angry. And Human was preparing CHEESE.
Dog saw an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone — get closer to Human, who would keep her safe from the loud sky, AND be the cheese quality control specialist, a job Human must feel is important as she was always asking Dog to quality control the cheese. Human understood all these things, but every time she turned around, she would nearly trip over Dog. Dog was doing a better job of being a trip assurance manager than a cheese quality control specialist.
Solution was simple: kitchen had a door. Lure dog outside with promise of cheese and shut the door. But the sky was angry and Dog was afraid. Dog was happier in the kitchen with Human.
So Human just made a mental note to check for and step over Dog when she made a move. Because Human loved Dog beyond anything she ever imagined. And based on Dog’s presence at her feet even when no cheese was present, the feeling was mutual.