This is the latest "pet" of sorts in our house. A crawfish. That lived in our baby pool for 3 days. I'm not sure the latest, greatest toy could have entertained them for longer! They "played" with this crawfish F-O-R-E-V-E-R!! Endless fun. And they were not afraid of him.
I'm mean, they're just like dogs...they just like a little belly rub every once in a while!!
Maybe we're just a crustacean family. Who knows. :-)