For many humans, there's nothing quite like having a pet around.
Warm, furry felines that sleep across your legs at night. Soft-hearted hunting dogs that plead for extra treats with their big, doleful eyes. Little birds that trill a merry tune whenever you stroll into the room. Wriggling hamsters that look so comical inside their endlessly spinning wheels.
And for some, slithery pythons that would happily swallow such rodents for breakfast.
It's no wonder, then, that pet owners are often less stressed-out than people without such lovable animals in their lives.
So, authors and characters, I ask you:
If you could have a pet, what kind would it be, and why? Of course, if you already do have a pet, please tell us all about him or her!