Possibly too much information, but today was a slight breakthrough for Coco.
See, he had a lengthy playdate so I could have my wish-me-luck meeting (which ended well, yet inconclusively).
And during this playdate he went potty, the kind that usually needs my involvement at the, uh, tail end.
But today he did it himself - and, as he reported, he even washed his hands.
What a big boy.