I've come to the conclusion that I want a pet meerkat. I might even want a family of meerkats or a few meerkat friends so they could hang out together or something, a group of meerkats being called a "gang".
They live to about the same age as a dog or cat but they stay small which is a plus.
I'm sure setting up a little burrow in my garden wouldn't be a problem.
Serisouly they are awesome.