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Friday Fun: If you could have any animal as a pet (real, or imaginary), what would you pick and why?

Happy Friday everyone!!!


My question is if you could have any animal (real or imaginary) for a pet, what would you choose and why??

My choice is a dragon because they would be loyal, smart, protect my stuff, AND you could use them as a mode of transportation too!

Looking forward to seeing your answers! Happy Friday!!



John Funk Community Leader Apr 29, 2021

Hmmm, I am thinking a tiger just because I think that would be cool. Not tiger king craziness but just hanging out with the big cat. :-)

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Toothless from "How to train your Dragon" because it needs me more than I need it!


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carolyn french Community Leader Apr 30, 2021

Best answer!


A pet that didn't require me to do anything for it. Its a full time job just taking care of myself.... is there one that would look after me? A bit like a combo butler / personal assistant!? Doesn't shed, knows how to use a toilet (I'm guessing dragons are a massive overhead in this department), etc. Thats my ideal imaginary pet. 🤣

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This guy! (from Hero 6 movie)


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Perfect!!! Where do I get one 🤣

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My current pet family is just the best, I love them all to bits.  I suppose if I could train them to be like animals in a Disney movie, that would help me cook, clean and make awesome ball gowns that would make everything perfect.  LOL

Aside from my current ones, since I'm dreaming anyway.  I'd like a unicorn that could fly like Pegasus. :D

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That's a difficult question. A dragon sounds definitely as a good pet, but I imagine it's expensive too ;-) .  I don't know if it qualifies as a pet, but I always wanted to have a bee hive and to enter the beekeeping sector. Maybe there is an Atlassian tool for that too! ;-)

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A noble hobby/profession and I'm sure there's someone using Trello or Jira to manage their Apiary activities!  Go for it @Carlos Garcia Navarro !Bee-and-honey-pot-cartoon-vector.jpeg

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Thanks for the encouragement, @Larry Brock _Praecipio Consulting_ ! :-)

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 29, 2021

The puppy we just got.  


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Flavien Gache Community Leader Apr 30, 2021

I would like to have Mew, because he looks like a cat, he can perform pranks, he could defend me against any danger and help me travel the world.

That wouldn't really be a pet, more like a friend, but he is adorable so I guess it is appropriate, isn't it ?



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Twilight Sparkle, specially if she comes with Spike. A talking alicorn that can do magic, I don't think I have to explain why.

Spike & Twilight Sparkle - Twiliiiiiiight! Oops! Thanks! - YouTube

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Esther Strom Community Leader Apr 30, 2021

I've always loved Snarf from the 80's Thundercats. He's snuggly, fuzzy, and a caretaker.


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I would like a Balrog please.  They are smart, cuddly, feisty, handy in the winter, shedding is not an issue and they are anti-allergenic, but can be challenging to train, and off leash parks tend to have some chaos associated with a visit.    I would name him Chompy, and make a home for him in my deep abyss/basement, where I could start with crate training (with care of course, I want to make sure he doesn't suffer from separation anxiety). Its pretty important though that I get one from a reputable source, I don't want to deal with issues of getting one from a Balrog-mill,  I'd get him neutered of course, that's just the responsible thing to do, and I don't plan on breeding him or putting him into Balrog Show competitions.  Finding dwarves to feed him might be problematic, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there (pun intended).


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Good choice

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You may have to check if it's legal to own a Balrog! ;-)

Bridget Community Manager Apr 30, 2021

My choice is an armadillo. I just love the sound their little hooves make on pavement! 


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Ivan Lima Community Leader Apr 30, 2021

Obviously, the luckdragon Falkor, from The Neverending Story. Could I have a better combination of a dragon that kind of looks like a dog? Or I should say a dog that looks like a dragon... 🤔


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Esther Strom Community Leader May 03, 2021

And now I have the song in my head 😄

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carolyn french Community Leader May 01, 2021

For real, I've always been intrigued by getting a hedgehog as a pet.

For imaginary, there are many excellent choices above...

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These are cool glasses! ;-)

Kathy Hart Community Leader May 03, 2021

I had a friend who had a couple for pets. I don't think they are difficult to keep, but they are nocturnal.

And she said they like to coat themselves in this sort of green goo that they spit up. I don't remember what the reason was. But would have to wash them periodically so her kids could handle them. 

Peter DeWitt Community Leader May 03, 2021

A squirrel. I feed them all the time. They are super curious and cute. 

Peter DeWitt Community Leader May 03, 2021



Kathy Hart Community Leader May 03, 2021

In the non-imaginary category, I have always wanted a Norwegian Forest Cat. Cause they are so cool. And I would want to get it a little viking helmet. But I would never purchase a cat when there are so many strays etc. that need a good home. 

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In the non-practical category, I would love to have a Snow Leopard. They are so beautiful, and SOOOO FLUFFFYYYYYYY.

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"It's So Fluffy. I'm gonna die"



SriKumar P Atlassian Team May 05, 2021

I would love to have a Scooby


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