I told my mom no gifts for me this year, but she gave me these pillows as a present. She made them herself. How thoughtful! She is not an animal person but she loves Leroy. She says he's not a dog, he's more like a human, like a 4 year old child. She keeps telling me to leave him at her house and that she'll raise him. Two years ago, she would have refused to touch a dog, but she likes to ask Leroy to shake.