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.
Since communication and words are your artwork and your medium, a talkative pet, such as a parrot, makes a great addition to your life. You might also like a brightly colored snake that periodically sheds its skin or a chameleon that constantly changes colors, as both these animals appeal to your taste for variety. A frisky, playful ferret appeals to your sense of humor as well as your high energy, and could also be fun to research — after all, you’re an intellectual and a lifelong learner. If you want a less unusual pet, you might enjoy spending time with a cat. Being rather mercurial yourself, you relate to the Jeckyll-and-Hyde personality so many kitties possess.