It's (usually) more complicated than that.
(Submitted by Silver Tyger)
What’s a pet you’ve always wanted?
I want a ferret. But they’re illegal in California and I currently don’t have any pets because my apartment is tiny and I’m afraid I’ll be irresponsible and forget to do things like feed them and clean up.
My daughter wants a unicorn.
It says so right on her “All About (YuleBaby)” poster on the wall at preschool, with a helpful illustration.
And I like cats. Some day I shall have another.
Ferrets are nice, though you have to be careful with them around other animals because they have a habit of going on the offensive when given the chance,
I’d like a dragon. More seriously it has been a long time since I had a lizard that could be handled. I have a golden gecko at the moment but he has to stay in his tank. He isn’t a tame lizard.
I had a very good experience with a cockatiel as a pet when I was much younger and I’ve wanted a new one for quite a while. Not a replacement goldfish thing, just that worked out really well (except for the whole dying at the end thing that happens with pets) and it seems worth trying again.
“He isn’t a tame lizard.”
Deliberate Tolkien reference? Very funny either way.
I honestly have no desire to own a pet? I like other people’s pets, I just don’t want anything to depend on me for its survival because nothing with a choice would ever want to depend on me for survival.
Wait, what? I thought it was a Narnia reference.
Froborr, I’m pretty sure that’s not as true as you feel it is. That said, one of the awesome things about children is that after a certain point, while you’re still responsible for their “paperwork” and “health” and “emotional wellbeing” and stuff, they can feed themselves and even raid the emergency fund to go to the store and buy hotdogs if you’re sick or whatever. Pets, not so much.
I also would really like a dragon. I guess I mostly think of sapient dragons, though, so it would be more of a companion. Dragon housemate? Yardmate?
…then again, some cats can bring down small game. My kids have yet to do that.
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