Hi. I am a middle aged woman from the south west of the UK. At the moment I am servant to 3 cats, and my son is in charge of a fancy rat. I have in the past lived with dogs, birds, fish, and the odd official insect. I have also in the past enjoyed horse riding although I had to call a stop to that due to my health.
My masters are perfectly good - so long as they are fed, provided comfortable places to sleep and entertained they grant me plenty of strokes and even purr at me
Fish I have had all different kinds of tropical species from small tanks with guppies up to a 5ft by 2ft by 2ft with a mixture of cichlids - Jack Dempseys, Convicts, Blue Accaras, Egyptian Mouth-brooders off the top of my head.
I had a pair of cockatiels for a while - used to love having them in the bathroom with me and giving them a bath after I had had one because they loved the water. I did re-home them because I felt bad they were in a cage when I could not let them fly free and a friend was building a proper outdoor aviary. They appreciated the move because they nested and laid eggs soon after they settled in.
As for insects - the only one we really kept as opposed to watching live naturally was an ordinary house-spider we popped in a little pet home tank and provided with flies - she got huge, bigger than I had seen one, on her life of no hunting and plenty of food. We let her go in the end to find a nice husband spider to munch on.
I couldn't help but laugh when I read your introduction. I guess because I am also a servant to 4 pets here in sunny Florida. I guess I never thought about it like that but that's exactly what we are right? I have 2 cats and 2 dogs who we adore. They bring so much love and energy to our home. We are blessed to have them.