Where do pets come from?

Happy Valentines Day!
With huge thanks to Lulu for sharing her gorgeous photos on Flickr

Given the release of Three Wishes next week (squee!) I’ve been thinking of things Syrian — since Syria’s the setting for the story. And of all extraordinary things to discover, the hamster is from Syria.

Now, the rational part of me knows pets have to originate somewhere, but the irrational part of my mind insists that pets have always been pets. Silly, I know. Especially when the cute budgerigar is wild here in Australia.