Well, I'm supposed to be updating and editing the latest version of the Biz Plan, but G has absconded with the laptop upon which the latest version resides. So, while I'm waiting, I present...
1. Do you have any pets? If so, how many, and what are their names?
I currently have two Maltese, Morgana Faye and Aldina Marie, plus a husband and a housemate. They count, right?
2. What was your very first pet? Do you remember its name?
My first pets were fish. The only names I remember from that original lot were the two corydoras named Ugg and Mugg. I loved them for their clowntastic exhibitions.
3. Is there an animal you would never have as a pet?
I'd say the animals I would adopt fit in a very narrow margin. I'm far too responsible to bring an animal home that I can't care for properly and give it a proper environment.
4. What common pet have you always wanted but never had? Why not?
When I was young, I wanted a turtle. I was all set to receive one as a gift when some news story came down the wire that turtles carried some kind of disease, or something. I can't remember exactly what it was, but my Mom thought it suddenly a very bad idea. I then embarked on my long love affair with tropical fish. A 10 gallon tank of 6 fish quite suddenly turned into four tanks (30gal, 20, 10 and 2.5) and a major lust to breed. This is why I no longer have any fish. If I have one tank, somehow, overnight, the house will be full of tanks and I will be breeding brine shrimp, snails and plants to make them happy. Each tank will have an exceedingly precise eco system tailored to that breeds needs right down to the substrate. The tanks will surely take over the majority of the house and I will spend easily 10 hours a week caring for their needs. It's a sickness, really. It's best not to start. Some people have issues with alcohol or drugs. I am a fish-o-holic. *hangs head in shame*
5. What wild animal (extinct or not) would you own if you didn't have to worry about its adjustment or the cost of captivity?
I've always fancied a dinosaur. I would, of course, only consider a small theropod, probably the size of the Comsognathus (2' long, 6-8lbs.), but I'd prefer an herbivore (I have the puppies to think of). I'd consider a Lesothosaurus, but they require dry, arid places and that's not Oregon. Ah well, my life-long lust for a pet dinosaur running about the house may never be realized... largely, I suspect, due to their, um, extinction. *wink*