The clouds....I must be the one in la-la land because I thought they were ok and paid the least attention too. They were my first clouds though so I don't feel too bad. I'll get them right.
I got the impression he was climbing out of the water, his front paw is not even touching the ground yet. So, to me, it would seem in the next few seconds he will start shaking the water off, maybe his head is already turning to start the process.
Either that, or he is looking at the ground and thinking, "Hey! Who took my Coke?"