Pirate is such a sweet little guy. With his fluffy tail and missing tooth, he has stolen my heart. :) Of course, many times when he goes into the back yard his fluffy tail causes him trouble.
Pirate loves to lay out in the yard underneath these evergreen trees, baking his belly in the sun and barking at the three neighbor dogs. Unfortunately, these trees have little seed pods that get stuck all over his fur.
And when he comes inside, I become the bad guy that brushes all the little prickly pods off his tail and tummy. He would prefer to gnaw them off himself but I like my more efficient brushing plan better.
He says: "Leave me alone!"
I say: "I love you!"