Pickle is the girls’ birthday present.
UPDATE: I figured an explanation might be in order. Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs. My wife and I had three at one time along with two cats. Once Moose, our Great Dane – Short Haired Pointer mix passed and we were left with just the cats, I realized how nice it was to not have to rent a forklift every spring to clean up the back yard. Not only that, with all of our cycling trips we no longer have to choose between a kennel or a house sitter. We’re just too active to treat a dog right nowadays.