Arnold Schwarzenegger, 76, took a while to gush over his two granddaughters, Lyla Maria, 3, and Eloise Christina, 1, in a brand new interview. The Kindergarten Cop star was selling his new motivational ebook, Be Helpful: Seven Instruments for Life, when he opened up about being a grandfather to the ladies, who’re the daughters of his daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger, 33, and her husband, Chris Pratt, 44. He additionally revealed the candy nickname they name him.
“Opa,” Arnold informed PEOPLE concerning the nickname, which is German for grandfather. “It’s simply such a enjoyable factor to do as a result of it’s sort of like I [didn’t] understand how good I might be [at being a grandfather] however I’ve the animals so it’s a straightforward factor.”
The proud grandad, who has a canine named Cherry, went on to say that when Katherine brings over the youngsters to his home, “the very first thing that Lyla would say is, ‘The place’s Cherry?’ Which is my little canine. I say, ‘Cherry’s ready for you.’ ‘Mommy, can we go over to see Opa, to see Cherry?’ ‘Certain, we go tomorrow.’ So they arrive over: ‘Cherry, Cherry, Cherry’ and he or she holds Cherry in her lap.”
Along with Cherry, Arnold owns many different animals, together with a pet pig named Schnelly, a miniature horse named Whiskey and a miniature donkey named Lulu. “Then I get the pig round after which she likes the pig and feeds the pig,” he continued to say about Lyla’s response his animals. “Then I mentioned ‘You need to come out? Let’s exit to the steady and see the horses.’ Okay, then take my hand after which we stroll out to the fields and he or she goes to the stables and he or she visits the horses.”
Arnold additional revealed that his granddaughters are additionally a fan of cookies he makes for the horses. “Lyla would go and say, ‘Can I’ve a cookie?’ However it’s not the common chocolate chip cookies. It’s the cookie that Lulu and Whiskey eat,” he defined, referencing his two horses. “So it’s a selected oatmeal recipe. It has no sugar in it, simply honey. And we make them for simply the horses and the canine, that we love, too.”