This is "Chops" our new pet Venus Flytrap. If you can't have a dog, a carnivorous plant is the next best thing. Chops won't catch a frisbee, but is a dog a living death trap for small insects? I don't think so.
Chops is a pretty neat pet both in the sense that he's fun to have around and that he doesn't need to be house trained. He isn't our first pet Flytrap though-- our first met with an untimely and unfortunate demise a few years back when the boys fed it ham and cheese. The pieces were too large and so they stuck out of the plant's "mouths." Outside the air tight traps, the ham was susceptible to bacteria and mold. Eventually, the rot spread to the plant itself and turned it black.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Don't bite off more than you can hermetically seal.