My best guess at answering my own question follows: (it doesn't work and seeking guidance)
Array, 400 width / 30 height / 1 depth
Array compare at XY: value at (loopindex,0) =8 and Array compare at XY: value at (loopindex,11) =Dog
set text to str(loopindex,15)
I'm not sure loopindex is the right way to go...especially in the text ??str(array.curx,15)??