Our Jazzy dog died about a year ago. We haven’t gotten a new pet yet, mostly because no one will commit to taking a dog out at 6:00am when it is 10 degrees below the big fat ZERO! Fences are not common in the mid-west, no more just opening the door and letting her out to go.
I agreed to get Aubrey a Hamster for her birthday. As much as I think paying money for a rodent and keeping it as a pet is weird, I have been pleasantly surprised by this personable little creature.