Since the original file got corrupted and I lost the layers this is as much as I’m going to do on this without getting frustrated.
Before he died, Dave would sometimes visit Dirk in secret to check in. Dave put the Captain Snoop bust in front of Dirk’s door specifically so he could keep track of his movements, in case he needed to make a quick exit. John was the only person Dave really kept in contact with post-stardom, and was the only person that believed in Dave’s capabilities as a guardian. Dave always begged to differ. /end dumb headcanon.