Over the years (and there have been many), I have had plenty of pets. They have brought joy and happiness to my already content life, so that I am thankful for. I guess I am also thankful that alligators are not longer being sold as pets. While it was exciting when I had one, I definitely would have had to put my foot down had it been my children. Some animals are just not meant to be pets.
Then there is the Florida spider, which really wasn't a pet, but we had an understanding. It could live under my fridge and I got to watch it catch the roaches as they went by. I would even talk to it when from time to time. How could you not be thankful for such an industrious creature?
There have been bunnies, squirrels, budgies, gerbils, mice, dogs and cats. In fact, I have two pests, oops, I mean pets now that don't even belong to me. KFKAP and Eregon (a beta fish with a 5 gallon tank and a pirate ship). I am thankful when KFKAP allows me to sleep in past 7 a.m. I am thankful that Eregon is still alive.