According to popular lore, dogs are man’s best friend — but while many people adore the devotion and companionship of a puppy, not everyone wants to deal with muddy paws, slobbery licks or begging at the dinner table. The same goes for cats: Some find them beautiful and intriguing, while others see them as little more than snooty sneeze-factories. So which furry, feathered or scaly animal could be your best friend? Your Zodiac sign is a great place to find ideas. Our signs impart unique qualities and characteristics that help shape not only our personalities, but also our preferences. Your Sun sign can reveal the type of animal that might make your very best companion — your own, personal best friend.
With your eclectic tastes, an unusual or exotic pet is right up your alley. You’ll love the looks and comments you receive when friends see your pet boa constrictor draped around your shoulders or your hairless rat peeking out from a coat pocket. Your scientist’s mind may also be drawn toward animals that hold scientific appeal — an exotic fish or iguana, for example, or a highly intelligent rodent or domesticated pig. If you’re often holed up or away from home, pursuing a new project or adventure, avoid pets that require a lot of attention or frequent feedings. Though a cat isn’t exactly an exotic pet, this animal’s aloofness and self-sufficiency could be your best bet.