The tags confused me. I was assuming the dogs had run out to meet the stranger when Methil opened the door. "Sure," he chuckles, "I haven't had a drink in quite a while. Cessie makes a frowny face at me whenever I mention alcohol, and I haven't had the time to go out what with the children."
Something occurs to Harnel "... Unless I'm misunderstanding and you just meant milk or something. Then still yes, but with less assumptions."