Well, maybe he's not so much help after all. This is what Oscar does while I stamp. Occasionally he'll get down off the couch and nose around in my supplies, maybe grab a scrap off the floor. He also thinks that since I'm on the floor it's a good time to place fetch, so he'll often bring me his ball. Then he'll trample through the pile that has been made by me and knock stuff over. And then he ends up right back on the couch. What a strange dog! But he is cute!!!