With so many pets in my collection right now, I wasn’t sure if I could pick ten favourites but I thought I should have a go as there are some that stand out after all these years. Originally proposed by Swenyola here is my contribution in order of play.

1. Tranquil Mechanical Yeti

Back in vanilla, this was a gift from Fatboyflash when he found out how much I liked his and made another.

Tranquil Mechanical Yeti

2. Hyacinth Macaw

I can’t tell you how much time I spent farming the pirates in Stranglethorn so when JKo offered to farm one for me, he wasn’t kidding when he said he was really lucky with pet drops. I still can’t believe he farmed mine in MINUTES!

Hyacinth Macaw

3. Pandaren Monk

One of many gifts Coolidge has bought for me over the years but may possibly be my favourite. The Celestial Steed comes a close second though, even though it’s a mount.

Pandaren Monk

4. Magical Crawdad

Considering this took FIVE Mr Pinchys to collect, how could I not include it?

Mr Pinchy

5. Sand Scarab

I’ve been lucky to receive a few gifts from Arvash but this may be my favourite after my love of Uldum.

6. Landro’s Lil XT

The venue of one of my weekly hangouts (when I can), this was a Winter Veil gift from Herculano.

Herculano XT

7. Guardian Cub

As part of my Secret Santa gift from Angelya last year.

GuardianCub Ten Favourite Companion Pets

8. Lil’ Tarecgosa

I was so excited about collecting this pet but we never managed to finish building the staff in-guild. Thanks to the generosity of a few in Shadow Rising, I can now say I have one.

Lil' Tarecgosa

9. Sunreaver Micro-Sentry

After trying to farm this for a while, Luxy surprised me by telling me she had an extra one.

Sunreaver Micro Sentry Ten Favourite Companion Pets

10. Tuskarr Kite

One of my newest pets, the Tuskarr Kite was a recent birthday present from Navi.

Tuskarr Kite

There are a few others that come to mind like the Crimson Whelping which I farmed for weeks during vanilla or the Vampiric Batling (dropped by Prince Tenris Mirkblood as part of the Scourge Invasion in 2008).

Thanks so much to the generosity of all my friends who have helped me on my quest to collect all the non-combat and battle pets over the years.