I'm not quite sure why our previous pets-related discussion was locked but I figured that I'd start a new topic instead. So, tell us about your pets! This includes those that graced your life in the past, those that you or your family currently own, and/or pets that you'd like to own in the future if you're presently unable to. Feel free to share pictures of any of your past or present pets as well! Myself, I grew up in a family that has always highly valued animals and we've had various different pets over the years as a result. The majority of our pets have been dogs, hamsters, or rats. I've also owned a single fish, named Aquaris (loved that goldfish </3), and shared a cat, named Rupert, with my older sister. Unlike the majority of our pets, my sister took Rupert with her when she moved out. The cranky bastard, who's still living, grew up to dislike everyone but my sister. The dogs that we've owned over the years were named Lacie (black labrador retriever), Pepper (flat-coated retriever), Will (flat-coated retriever), Jade (pug), and Kira (pug). Our current family dog is another flat-coated retriever named Echo, who was born this past October. She's a cute little bugger but likes to bite when she gets too hyper. We're working on trying to get her out of that habit and I'm very much looking forward to the day when she's over it. It drives me a bit nutty but I still love her to pieces. (Pictures of Echo) As for our rodents, I'll start by listing the rats: April, Jasmine, Lisa, Amy, Pippin, Frodo, Xellos, Xander, Arthur, Link, and Glenn. The majority of them were hooded rats but Arthur was a Siamese and Link and Glenn were dumbo rats. None of them are currently living. I miss owning rats but it was always a struggle to find someone to look after them each time I went on vacation, so I decided against buying more for the foreseeable future. Moving on to the hamsters, of which there has been many, we've had Sam, Cinnamon, Spike, Trixie, Tails, Vanilla, Andrew, Snowball, Little Andrew (aka. Andy), Charlie, Teddy, Snowflake, Zack, Xena, Simon, Charlie Jr., Ryu, Ken, Shadow, Tai, Kirby, and Bolt. The gang was a mixture of generic hamsters, teddy bear hamsters, and dwarf hamsters. Only Bolt is currently living, who's a teddy bear hamster. Shame that he sleeps so much. Barely get to see the fuzzy bugger! (Pictures of Bolt) At the moment I personally don't own any pets all my own, but in the future I'd like to buy a flat-coated retriever for myself (no preference with the gender) and would consider owning more rats if I could find someone to watch them when I'm away. I'd also be tempted to buy another hamster but only if such was easier to manage than more rats. I just appreciate how lively rats are, and it's cute having 'em perch on my shoulder.