For some reason I cannot fathom, Rumple rather wants to be human. In fact I'm pretty sure he thinks he is human and I don't want to be the one to break it to him. In almost all things he is just like the other members of the family except he has more hair and generally better manners. Of course, I'd be far better mannered if I didn't have to go to work. The same is probably true of Charles and the hair thing. In any event Rumple enjoys all things the other family members do with one key exception - he does not like water. He hates a bath and (fortunately) stays well clear of the pool. This may or may not have something to do with that one time he managed to take an unscheduled dip when being overly enthusiastic in a possum chase. That experience has taught him to keep his distance. But being the loyal fur friend he is, he simply can not be separated from the human action so he's found himself a nice compromise. Like the elderly aunt who hasn't put on a swim suit in decades, Rumple contents himself with enjoying the goings on from a seat on the banana lounge. Given half the chance, I'm pretty sure he'd be ordering cocktails and nibbles. Yep, it's a dog's life all right.