We all have had times when we’ve felt our pets are alien to us, species very different in their thoughts and actions. In this photograph, my pug Waffles is definitely showing her alien side. I’ve written how she reminds me of Golem and how her grandmother, Tar Baby, reminds me of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. I even call her “Swampy.” When I showed this picture to my friends and family, they immediately confirmed both descriptions, calling Waffles both a swamp creature and Golem. Regardless, I love my little alien.