I'm starting to realize that for someone who knows a lot about animals (I grew up on a small farm/ranch), I'm not doing a great job passing that information along to my children. My first hint was the "DONK" incident I mentioned in my last post. Then yesterday we had this conversation:
son: "I wouldn't want to have animals in my house"
mom: "Why not?"
son: "I just wouldn't like to have them in my house"
mom: "What about Taz ?"
son: "Taz isn't an animal, he's just a dog."