Unless you grew up with parents who didn't allow animals in the house, or you're severely allergic to animals, you've probably gone through multiple stages of pet ownership during your life.
We usually start out small with a hamster, hermit crab or goldfish, a barely-a-pet pet purchased because our parents don't have faith in our abilities to care for an actual pet.
But we show them when we help keep The Immortal animal alive for a large chunk of our lives.
By that point we're officially hooked on having a pet, and we've matured so much as pet owners that we're able to overlook our animals perturbing and peculiar habits.
Let experienced pet owner and illustrator Sarah Andersen walk you through all the pets you'll own in your life, so you can either see where you've been or where you're headed as a pet owner.
Currently I'm on number 6 but the cute little guy is quickly becoming a number 7.
See The 7 Types of Pets You'll Own In Your Lifetime here (contains NSFW language)