Have always had cats or dogs, grew up on a farm til I was 8 so had plenty of chooks ,cows , lambs, pigs, budgies and a magpie. Mum would ask the dog when she wanted one of us kids and he would bring us home.
Even when I was where I couldn't have pets I tamed a couple of sparrows. Got caught one day with one sitting on my lap, I got 2 days in solitary for that, (bloody nuns, whole other story)
Have always wanted a horse, maybe one day.