I was let on to the future solution to my lack of friends/no pets problem! Leopard Gecko!
It’s so genius, I wish I’d been told about them sooner. I’m my mum and I are allergic to cats and dogs. They come in different colors (“morphs”), they’re friendly and smart, they can be played with, and they can live well past 10 years! It’s a cat in reptile form.
And the best part is I’ll have someone who will be happy to see me when I come home other than my parents! This might even be better than the relationships I imagine in my head!
Broken Porsche’s, loving parents, and an awesome reptile friend, it’s a win-win-win!