Jimmy Fallon (inset) and puppy Gary
Courtesy of Jimmay Fallon; Inset: Frazer Harrison/Getty
09/23/2012 at 06:00 PM EDT
Like any parent having a grown-up night on the red carpet, Jimmy Fallon couldn't resist saying hi to his new baby from the Emmy Awards
– his new puppy
, that is.
While chatting with Ryan Seacrest
on the pre-show arrivals line, Fallon gushed about Gary, the female golden retriever he brought home earlier this month.
"It's like having a baby except no diapers," Fallon said of life with Gary. "It's my first puppy ever."
In a Tweet
posted earlier Sunday, Fallon called Gary his "new best friend," and reinforced the point with Seacrest.
"It's amazing, it's a life changer," he said. "I love her so much. She's my best friend."
Fallon then waved to the camera and said hi to his pooch, who he said was watching.