We can't have real pets in this apartment...
but we got some of the vegetable kind:
'Cheney' is a chenille plant...
It has some company: a Fuchsia and a couple small 'tree' ferns
and some pets of the small, contained variety: Rats!
Aren't they cute!?
Cassandra named them Java (the black-hooded one) and Smalltalk (the tan one).
They have totally different personalities...
Smalltalk is hyperactive, outgoing, friendly, loves to lick people.
Java is paranoid and lethargic.
They're gotten much bigger by now. I really like playing
(We later got a grey hairless rat, named Perl)