Because lots of fights break out and I have to step in and lay down some law.
It's great for sucking up the outrageous amounts of dog hair that accumulate there every single day.
He has also gotten a haircut since this picture. I realized, after looking at this pic, how stinkin' hot he must be in this Louisiana weather with that mop on his head. So I did him a favor and butchered his hair myself. James stepped in a few days later and corrected my, um, work.