* The quickest, after thoughtful consideration of tactic, commandeers the area of the house that we will call, for the purpose of this study, "the fridge frontier".
* The largest of the beasts gains fast and sure possession of the major power source (yes friends, the remote).
hairiest smelliest canine (still bitter, I think from his - ahem- unmanning last winter) bravely stakes out and lays claim to the warmest spot in the whole darn house.
So you see, through stealth and clever maneuvering, the male population assures its comfort and survival through the bitter hard northern winters that their counterparts from history would have, if not perished in, most certainly, suffered through.
The men of The House of Stink - Annexation of the homefront in the name of Science.