My childhood consisted of trips to nonfiction section of the library where I researched my latest animal obsession. I used PowerPoint presentations to convince my parents that we needed the following animals.
  1. Llama
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    They actually only spit if they're highly provoked. I would've been happy with an alpaca instead.
  2. Ferret
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    I used the think that they were so cute, but my parents especially hated them.
  3. Hyacinth Macaw
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    These macaws are endangered and cost $10,000.
  4. Domesticated goose
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    I don't know why...
  5. Guinea pigs
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    My sister eventually got a Guinea pig after I was older. He was the most boring pet we ever had.
  6. Dairy goat
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    One of my main obsessions during my childhood. I convinced my mom to buy me goat milk even though everyone else hated it.
  7. Sugar glider
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  8. Miniature dachshund
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    I flirted with various dog breeds, and I got a miniature dachshund when I was in high school. His name is Mr. Darcy and he lives with my parents now.
  9. Shire
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    Had to be the biggest and baddest horse around.
  10. Mustang adopted from the BLM
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    Or formerly wild would do.
  11. Jersey Calf
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    When I was in 4-H (yes, ha) I wanted to hand raise a dairy calf.
  12. Oscar fish
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    These fish are related to piranhas and require a diet of live goldfish.
  13. Ragdoll cat
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    I had cats all of my life, but these fluffy, floppy cats were my ultimate dream.
  14. Doberman Pinscher
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    My parents despised these dogs, but they didn't understand.