Many people can’t imagine their life without pets. I’m one of them. I think that pets create a special atmosphere at home. As for me, I love all kinds of domestic animals: cats, dogs, hamsters, turtles, rabbits, parrots, etc. If I could choose, I’d keep all of these animals in our flat, but my mum and dad are against it. They allow me to keep only one cat and two hamsters. The cat’s name is Barsik and the hamsters’ names are Nicky and Rich. Nicky is a girl and Rich is a boy. They are very cute. Barsik doesn’t seem to like them much, so I try to keep them in separate rooms. I know that English people like pets too. Most of them live in detached houses far from the noise of the cities. That’s why they can afford having two, three and more pets. I have a pen friend from Chesterfield. Her name is Ann. In a recent letter to me she wrote that they have six pets: two dogs, three cats and a rabbit. I think she is one lucky girl! When I ask my mum to buy a dog, she says that she doesn’t want to turn our flat into the zoo. From one hand, I understand her. All pets need proper care, lots of effort and attention. For example, last time when my cat got sick, we spent a whole week at the veterinary clinic. As for dogs, they also need lots of medicine and injections. I will need to walk it at least twice a day. I will need to be careful of ticks in the grass. It means that keeping a pet is a very responsible hobby. That’s why my parents don’t want many of them in the flat. Oh well, they promised to get a small aquarium with fishes for me next week.