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Breakfast Topic: Where do you put all of those pets?

Nico Deyo

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It's really no secret that many of us WoW players are rabid pet collectors. No price on the Auction House is too high nor grind too long if we have our eyes set on something adorable or rare. But have you ever given a thought as to where your character would realistically keep all of these critters? While game mechanics defines us having just pages and pages of non-combat friends, what about if your character were real? You'd think that Azeroth would have pet grooming and boarding for miles. Stables might be a commonplace service for hunters, but I suspect those of us who rival real-life cat ladies might be in some trouble.

I've always imagined that my character, a petite and animal-loving gnome, spends a great amount of money on a pet deposit and extra housing in order to keep all of her various furry friends in check. Cages, fences and extra barns really don't seem out of place given that so many of my collection fly or wouldn't be suited to indoor life, per se. I also imagine my mage's druidic husband would help take care of some of the more calm and traditional animals.

The denizens of Azeroth must come up with some magical and inventive ways to keep their brood in check -- what would be yours? Would it be row upon row of cages, or would you just live in a giant aviary or zoo?

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