I was looking for the dog to come running out too. And, the neighbors stray cats to com running from hiding out etc. And, maybe who knows what else someone has been keeping as pets.
She played up to the camera for him. Tried to gain some sympathy for the Trump base etc. Clever on her part. She tried to have some class about it though.
It almost for a brief second reminded me of that spot in the Movie: "White Heat starring James Cagney, where his Ma knew how to play the authorities when they were looking her son, she knew how to play on their sympathies, or talk tough back to them etc."
If you have ever watched White Heat, you'll know what I'm talking about. What a Classic ole movie.