When you choose a buddy, just make sure they are the real deal! Just like Buddy the dog, the good thing about him is that he’s the sort of pet you could get if your skills at looking after animals aren’t up to scratch. Like, you forget to feed them for instance.

The bad thing about Buddy is that he’ll not give you the companionship that most people seek from a pet, that sense of interaction. You know, the fact that they’re actually the real thing!