I forgot the best part of the whole fig story!
So, Peter was out in the yard one day and picked a bunch of ripe figs, about 8 of them or so. He got sidetracked doing something else so he put them all down in a pile on the lawn in the meantime. When he went back to get them to bring them inside, they were nowhere to be found. Out of the corner of his eye, he spied our dog Rex looking very sheepish. Apparently Rex has quite a thing for figs. Since then I have noticed Rex sitting under the fig tree quite often eating those that have dropped to the ground. Has anyone else heard of a fig eating dog?