My big teddy bear, gentle giant, yet not the type you'd want to meet in a strange ally at night dog, TBird:
My smarty-pants, loudmouth dog, Jackson whose motto is 'I am your protector and I know better than you':
And last but certainly not least (just ask her), my highly opinionated and slightly batty yet snuggly and affectionate cat, Miss Methylene Blue:
(Probably pretending to be a panther here.)
These are my much-loved pets, without whom my life would be just a little more dull. But I'd have almost 100% less hair to vacuum up.