Sam has begun naming and claiming the few random houseflies that have wandered into our house. So far their names are:
Sam actually thinks he can distinguish between houseflies. He'll say something like, "There goes Fly-Fly. Oh wait! That's Ketchup."
Three days ago Sam introduced me to "Sweet", a dog that he carries around and let's sleep on his tummy.
Other People's Pets:
We dog sat for a neighbor this past week. When we walked into their house Sam began to yell, "Mommy, come see this new pet I just got from the pet store! He's all mine!"
And just yesterday Sam discovered a caterpillar in our entry hall (not sure how that happened). I came home from running errands and saw Sam sitting next to a series of blocks that were arranged to create a fence/home for his caterpillar. I convinced him to put it in a jar which we filled with sticks and dirt and leaves (do caterpillars need water?).
Sam has become very attached to his little caterpillar. I know this for two reasons:
1) He named it "Stay Forever Caterpillar"
2) "Stay-Forever" slept in Sam's bed last night
So the vibe I'm getting from my son is that he would really like a pet. Does that sound about right to you?