I have 4 cats and a dog.
Picked up a stray from the neighbourhood...she got preggers and had one kitten. Named her Solus. Solus got boinked by a tennants cat and had one kitten...named her Sequel.
GF wanted a cat of her own (since those three stick together) so we went to the pound and got Hosan. Long haired ginger cat.
Friend brought a dog back from Mexico. Couldnt keep her. I took her in. Her name is Perla. Friendly happy mutt.
I've had some sort of pet since I was 5 yo. They are the best.
Go to the pound and get an animal for $100 that has all its shots and is fixed. Thats a svings of hundreds of $$$ if you are stoooopid enough to get an animal from PJ Pets or some other pet factory.