Getting up on the couch is apparently a huge expenditure of energy or a massive commitment because Melvin will often do a half-up/half-down while he ponders… Am I thirsty? Did I get all remaining treat out of that Kong? Is that dirt on the floor or a crumb? Should I patrol the window first? Why am I half-up/half-down? Who am I? Did I evolve or was I created? Why is She laughing at me?