"Rosie, you know which way to swim to get to shore, right?"
"No, you swim towards the beach."
"Nevermind, I'll take you there. Sheryl, honey, the boat's not going to sink, there's no storm, you're not going to drown, and the boat's not on fire, can you hold on a sec while I take Poochie to land?"
"Sure, Honey, take our baby to safety."
"Okay, sweetums, I'll be back in ten minutes."
My wife would have INSISTED I take the mutt before her.