Well, it's one way to keep the gnomes at bay. Gnomes can't handle that much cute.
Any animals in your stories, real or created? I have horses, of courses... dogs, rats, tigers, camels and llamas of a sort. The usual assortment of edible critters. Surprisingly, no cats. Yet. My OSH cat, Anubis, has lodged a formal complaint. Of course it sounded suspiciously like his "I'm starved feed me damn it the service in this place stinks" yowl, so I'll have to investigate further. And photograph.