Otis's mom says: Otis lives in Michigan back country, where he has plenty of room to run and frolic in the snow. Or at least he would, if he liked the snow. Otis is not a very big fan of the cold. His favorite toy is one of those long, green, loofah dogs that I call Stanley. Otis knows his Stanley by name, and can often be found dragging Stanley wherever he goes around the house, and cuddling with him for cozy winter naps. Stanley used to squeak in and have two eyebrows, but Otis took care of that! Another one of Otis's favorites is string. He loves strings of all sorts. Other than Stanley, and string, Otis has lots of canine friends. He has a girlfriend named Millie Star, who is a mutt, and about 12 weeks old. His best friend is a beagle mix named Kirby. They love to play tug-o-war with old socks. Otis often snorts like a pig, and occasionally even meows like a cat. It is hard to get a good picture of him, as he tends to charge the camera as the flash is about to go off. I have many up-close pictures of his face. He is the first dog I have ever had, and I am completely in love with him, even though he likes to sleep on top of my head and eat my hair in the middle of the night. He is more than I could have ever asked for!