I love this sloppy-chops dog. He is so joyously welcoming. Each time I approach the large gate he stands upright, front paws on the top of the gate, wagging his tail so hard I fear it might fly off!
As I enter the gate he shoots away to bring his 'tug-o-war' rope loop with fixed ball. He so enjoys this game where I try to wrench this plaything from his iron-grip jaws. I think he would play this simple game for as long as I could muster the strength - and I'd never win.
My daughter has other pets: a chameleon; a bearded dragon lizard; a fair-sized snake; a chinchilla; a tankfull of colourful fishes and a goodly supply of live locusts (to feed the lizards).
The two children also have their own lizard pets.
I never know what new exotic creature might suddenly appear in this menagerie, but NOTHING would surprise me now.