My number one would be dogs. I can't live without a dog in my life. They are wonderful friends and companions, and the best teachers on earth for us humans. My life would be empty without my dog.
Next on my list would be herps. I just love them. I don't want a whole house full of herps. Just my chosen few to care for and enjoy.
I have cats in my home, but not being a "cat person" I do not feel that I need to have cats in my life. Although I do love them, when they pass through the rainbow bridge I doubt I would adopt any more cats.
I can't fill out a top ten list. Because I think if I had a choice it would just be me, dogs, and herps....lol.
Though I guess I could add rats to the bottom of this list. They are very friendly and entertaining pets.
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."-Unknown