The puppy's name is Shoe, not just because he likes to chew on them, but also because he loves to hear the couple who are his masters play Franz Shubert's Fantasie Duet for 4-hands. They are both acclaimed classical pianists and it is their custom to do so after every night to end the day. They also believe that the old "King Root" bench they use behind the piano has magical powers to instill inhuman life and vigor to their music. The pup jumps for joy and leaps around the room during the Allegro movements. They told the man who designed their house that they wanted to be able to see the sky at all times, even when looking down.