Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend...never owned a dog.
Xoloitzcuintli - aka "Mexican hairless" dog
Neat word, Eastcoastmom! No idea how you'd pronounce that. Maybe it's Aztec or Mayan? Cool though!
I wasn't entirely sure what this animal is so I Wiki'ed it. Although it shares some characteristics of and resembles the South American Anteater, the African Aardvark is not closely related. They use their long, sticky tongues to find termites and ants. They are nocturnal.