So I've been writing a series of short stories, a futuristic thing where genetic manipulation, cloning, and other techniques have been perfected and are used to create all sorts of crazy animals for work, entertainment, and companionship. Animals might have altered physical appearances, or different personalities to make them better suited for whatever people want them for. I know it sounds a bit silly and juvenile, but it's fun to write. Different stories explore different aspects of it, going into implications and ethics and all that stuff. Just for fun, say you live in this world and you want to get some pets that wouldn't be practical or possible in real life. Maybe a lion as friendly and trainable as a dog? Or how about seals tiny enough for a home aquarium? Would you want any animals designed to work? Or how about something designed to look like a favorite fictional or mystical creature? You could even have a cloned extinct animal, or at least an animal designed to resemble an extinct species.