When we have hot dogs around here (unless it's a BBQ), they do not come to the table in their 'normal' form. We make the some-what boring dogs into people and squids. The people are on the top of the hit list because the kidlets use their teeth to cut the hair off them. This I can attest is VERY FUN to do! The only snag is the hair doesn't grow back, which is a bummer, until hot dog people return again.