Okay, we don’t have any pets (well, the neighbours cat Tilly has kinda adopted us and lies in wait for us so she can raid the fridge for tidbits, but that’s different)
Growing up, I always had pets; dogs, hamsters, rabbits, fish, gerbils, cats, guinea pigs; but other than sea monkeys; my own kids haven’t had their own.
So when we bought some for our kids years ago, I was kinda disappointed that they weren’t nearly as exciting as I had built them up in my mind!
They are pretty cool – like ancient alien sea dinosaurs, but tiny and once they have grown, you only need to feed them once a week 😛
When it comes to FICTIONAL pets that I’d love to adopt, there have been more than a few over the years; far more than I can list here; so I’ll just list a few…
1. Timmy, Famous Five
I loved Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven and Famous Five books, but I think The 5 were my favourite. I would have loved to be in the gang and Timmy the dog reminded me of our gentle wise Border Collie, Prince.
2. Uni, Dungeons & Dragons
EVERYONE loves the 80s D&D cartoons, right? I so wanted a pet like Uni.
3. Stitch, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
Who wouldn’t want their very own Experiment 626? He’s a very mischievous little blue cuddle-bug of energy.
I’d probably have to share custody with Teen1 though….
4. K-9, Doctor Who
K-9, BECAUSE HE’S K-9, what other reason do we need?
He’s cute, loyal & travels through space & time.
After giving it a lot of thought, Hedwig DIDN’T make the list. This may sound shocking, I know! I mean, he’s Hedwig!! But, hear me out… If Hedwig lived in our home, he would be allowed to fly free and as a valued member of the household would be encouraged to continue in his chosen employment as a mail-owl…ergo, NOT ACTUALLY A PET.
(Yeah, I know: totally cheating so I can squeeze an extra one onto the list)
5. A Pokémon
ANY Pokémon would probably make an awesome pet, but I guess my first choices would be Jigglypuff or Pikachu
So, which fictional pet(s) would YOU love to adopt? Please share in the comments (or link to your own list!)
In other news….
Did you enter the Stationery Giveaway?
The giveaway is now closed and winners have been chosen (although the random generator was behaving particularly randomly and chose 3 instead of 2…)
The winners can be found here: a Rafflecopter giveaway