updated 09/02/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/02/2011 AT 10:30 AM ET
Since becoming the season 10 American Idol champ, 17-year-old Scotty McCreery has been on the road with his mom, Judy. Meanwhile, his dad, Mike, has been holding down the fort – and taking care of the McCreery family’s dogs, Becky and Junior.
“I have two fou-fou dogs,” McCreery tells PEOPLE. “I don’t really know how to describe them. They’re weird.”