Fortunately it is real! I think I may call it Cecil. Not sure why, but that name makes me giggle. "Cecil and I are going for a walk." "I'm going to dinner and Cecil is coming with me." "Some asshat just started to get uppity with me but Cecil settled him right down."
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"