unusual pets

We've had a pet -- seriously, really, a live one -- for over three weeks now. And she's still a live one. The house plant comparison is so not true, and OMG there are so many bacon jokes out there.
It's Thursday and that means it's time to throwback. In today's nostalgia: Weird house pets from the 1940s; a look back at fashion 1950s shows; lava lamps turn 50; old school backpacks; and iconic hairstyles.
My mother once had a pet monkey named "Harold." She had been walking down the street in her suburban neighborhood, saw the monkey (who, it's assumed, ran away from the circus) and took it in.