Ronnie Spradlin / East Texas Lumber Co. Boo

An enormous 4-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Boo is this week's yard pet. Boo belongs to Ronnie Spradlin, president of East Texas Lumber Co. in Kilgore, Texas. Spradlin says Boo is 34 inches tall when he's on all fours and a lot bigger when on his hind legs. He weighs 160 pounds. He's named after Boo Radley from the movie To Kill a Mockingbird–a fellow who frightens the neighbors but turns out in the end to be quite a nice guy. Now, however, Spradlin says that when Boo greets children and parents at the front of the store, they're more likely to say he reminds them of Chewbacca from Star Wars. Says Spradlin: "He is such a part of the lumberyard, I cannot imagine him not being here."