By LAWRENCE FELLOWS
A peak is a high point. For a dog, it could be a pat on the head or a steak bone after dinner.
In Shakespeare’s time, peak could also mean to waste away, as in “Macbeth:” …dwindle, peak and pine.
A peek is a brief or furtive look, a look like one a dog might venture after being sent to the doghouse.
To pique is to provoke or vex, or arouse resentment, as a dog might do by venturing to peek from the doghouse before he should.