This is... our pet staffy, Anouk. Before we had kids, she was our baby. This was her first Santa shot, taken at an RSPCA fundraiser. Of course, she's no longer our baby (athough sometimes she forgets and tries to sit on my lap like she used to when she was a puppy - all 20kg of her!). But she is still just another member of the family, and we often feel like we have three children instead of two.
She's lovely. I love her smile, her affectionate nature, her playfulness, and the way she 'talks' to us in Staffy talk.
What would we do without our pets? (Well, for one thing, I'd be much more scared when Matt travelled away on business, that's for sure!).