This is my friend, Jean-Pierre.  He’s a Jack Russell and he lives on the Rue Mouffetard in Paris, where I lived many years ago.  He’s one of the cutest dog-people I know.  If you point your finger at him like a pistol and make a shooting sound, he falls over.  But he’s so excited to be alive that he doesn’t stay down for long!

Here, Jean-Pierre is very, very excited because even though it was about a thousand degrees hot this day, he’s getting ready to chase his favorite ball.  Because it’s never too hot for the ball!