It was about a month ago that it seemed clear that Snoopy was Charlie Brown’s dog. Now Schroeder and Patty are painting the doghouse and asking about the colour, not as if he’s asked or hired them to do it, but merely as if they’re asking for his opinion. He’s flattered, as if he didn’t expect to have a say in the matter. And in the end, he didn’t. Suddenly Snoopy seems less like he’s Charlie Brown’s dog again.
Of course, a few years on, they’d probably have been hired by Snoopy himself. :-)