Tongan king's dog nips NZ guest

Yesterday Tonga's King George Tupou V (at right in first photo) welcomed New Zealand's prime minister, John Key (left), at the Consular House in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. One of the king's dogs was excited to see the royal guests, jumping up to bite the hand of New Zealand's Maori Affairs Minister, Dr Pita Sharples. (Sorry, the photos that accompanied this post have expired.)