Having a good imagination was pretty important when you were a kid. There were so many amazing toys and games that you could play, but the way to ensure they were going to be the maximum level of awesome was to tap into that youthful and innocent imagination.
One of the most enjoyable things to imagine was having a pet or animal buddy that you could hang out with. I guess you could try to convince your parents to get a pet, but they weren't really the same as some of the ones you saw on TV.
A lot of these creatures had a lot of benefits on top of being adorable, and honestly they stole the show any time they were on screen. Which of these was your favorite?
Pal from Arthur
Pal was a very good dog who was very adorable and tiny. He also was secret best friends with Arthur's baby sister Kate and that always made for some excellent adventures.
Spike from Rugrats
Another very good dog, Spike was the perfect accomplice to all of Tommy's plans.
Nibbler from Futurama
Nibbler was the cutest little alien who was a very good pet 90% of the time, then the other 10% he was a complete badass who would save the whole group from whatever problems they were facing.
Ord from DragonTales
I don't know about you, but being friends with a dragon is something I absolutely wish I could do.
Any of the My Little Ponies from My Little Pony Tales
Just the most beautiful ponies. Each and every one of them is perfectly wonderful.