Garfield (weiner-dog) goes berserk when I mention frogs or lizards. He will run to the gazebo and bark until I come outside to lift him up to where he can reach the awning (where the tree-frogs and lizards hide). Sometimes I will reach up and pretend to catch a lizard and bring it into the house where I release (the invisible lizard) and he goes into full-blown killer mode, searching every place that a lizard might have escaped to. Jimmie ( my wife) is afraid of lizards and tree-frogs so when I release one of the invisible ones, she screams and runs around the room too. George (my retreiver) just laughs; she knows that invisible lizards and frogs do not exist, not like invisible balls or sticks, anyway. Maggie is terrified of guns. She doesn't mind them when I shoot, just when I point one at the sky. She has a cage in our bedroom (jail, for when she shakes the weiner-dog by his head) that she feels is her "safe room". I can point my finger at the sky like I am holding an invisible pistol and Maggie heads right to jail. George laughs. Sometimes George just does her regular doggie laugh but most of the time, she rolls on her back and growls like a mad-dog and then laughs some more. My puppies love me and I am constantly amused by them; I don't think they even care that they are essentially an emergency food source.