I grew up with many pets when I was little. A short list: Dog, fish, prey mantis, butterflies, iguanas, burmese python (that ate chickens), guinea pigs, rats, anoles, spiders, newts, frogs (I loved reptiles).
I want to raise a couple of chickens for eggs in a couple of years. You can do that in most areas.
I also want a kitty or dog when I'm not moving every year. And I always wanted a pet bird. Never could because we had allergic folks.
So yeah, good stuff!