This is Tess, our aforementioned four-legged friend. She lives with Chris in real life. She is definitely not as mean as she looks. Come to think of it, she doesn't look all that mean either... Well, she is not as mean as one would think Rottweilers should look. However, she did growl a bit for us when a vagrant fell down in the ditch near our campsite and decided he'd just lie there and smoke his pipe for a while.