That's right Elder Gray has a pet!
Mom: Just exactly where was that thing hiding and please tell me it WASN'T on you!
Elder Gray: I picked it up and put it on my shoulder. It climbed around me and then stayed in my pocket for a while, I named it Rufus!
(That is why when Elder Gray comes home, NOTHING he brings home will be allowed in the house until it has remained outside in below freezing weather for an appropriate amount of time!)