Are your dogs and cats and other household pets not providing enough excitement in your life? Have they become too mundane and predictable lately? If so, you might want to consider getting rid of them and becoming a backyard zookeeper instead. Your pet cat probably does little besides sun itself on a windowsill when not eating. Imagine how much more fun it would be to have a tiger or a lion instead. A tiger may not be able to fit on your windowsill, but it will provide you with hours of conversational material at work and at social events.
Your dog probably does little but bark, eat and sleep and generally bore you to death. Replacing that dog with a hippopotamus could be just the answer that you need. Negative people make try to deter you from keeping a zoo in your back yard, but that's only because they have no imagination.
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