Even when no children are involved, “dog dads” have their fair share of occasions where they don’t quite follow instructions. Keeping the dog entertained is a fairly simple job, but it usually involves outdoor walks, tug of war, or fetch. You know, regularly fun stuff that your dog would enjoy.
However, it doesn’t usually involve Scrabble. I think that perhaps this “dad” is trying to make the point that he’s perfectly capable of taking care of his charge. I’m not so sure that his wife would have agreed with him, but at least the dog learned some new vocabulary words.