Years before we got Gepetto, we adopted a kitten from an animal shelter. He was a gray and white kitten who liked to stand on my father's shoulders and watch him work. This reminded us of the kitten, Figaro, from the Disney movie Pinocchio. When we brought our pug home, we wanted to keep this Pinocchio theme, and we thought Gepetto was a fitting name because he kind of looks like an old Italian man. We have so many nicknames for Gepetto, but the one we use most often is "Gebby". Gebby is the fittest pug I know! He's practically all muscle. He loves running, hiking, swimming in the ocean, and playing soccer. When we take him to dog parks, he loves to play with the big dogs, and can usually out-run them. We are proud of Gepetto for being such a trooper, and he never ceases to impress us! Bottom line, we love Gepetto with all our hearts, and just looking at him makes us smile.