Does drinking tea and pets go together? We have several pets ourselves. I'm at work so I don't have pics with me but we have three indoor cats and one outdoor cat (she had bladder control issues). Baby, the outdoor cat, has a shed all to herself and actually loves being outdoors - never even tries to come inside. She is a gray tabby. Marble is our youngest indoor cat - he is a male tuxedo cat just over a year old. He is a big baby and absolutely has to have an extended cuddle session every day and sits and cries at the door if my husband is late getting home from work. Princess Leia is the next youngest, about three and a half, and she is a very pretty dilute gray tortie. She has the softest fur and is always seeking a lap to sit in. Tam (short for Tamarind) is a couple months older than Leia and is a gray tabbie with some subtle tortie patterning in brown. Tam is very standoffish and doesn't like being held. She generally solicits pets a couple of times a day but only likes being pet on the head. She is the most wary of the cats and hides when strangers are around.
We also have two guinea pigs. Let me say I highly recommend this animal as a pet. S'more is white with dark gray splotches (like burnt marshmellow) and Turtle is a lovely mix of chocolate and caramel colors. They are both female - I didn't see any need to increase the guinea pig population - and share a cage. With guinea pigs the thing to remember is that you want to get at least two (same sex is best) and give them plenty of room. If you do some looking online there are lots of options for cages. Guinea pig cages don't need tops, unless you have cats that see them as prey, because guinea pigs like their cage and generally don't want to leave and won't climb. They will enjoy the occasional exploration but are very happy to get back in their cage. Their food is inexpensive and they are fairly easy to keep clean. They even like to swim so baths can be a fun time! If you are still looking for a pet, Vulture, they are a good bet. And they won't smell up a house like a ferret will. They also like to be handled and never bite!