Happy National Pet Day, everyone! We kid you, not. Today, April 11, is National Pet Day. And to celebrate, StarTrek.com thought we'd show some love to a few of the most-beloved animals and creatures from across the franchise. So, cuddle or caress your dog, cat, snake, turtle, pot-bellied pig or bird as we revisit some of Trek's best pets.
Pyrithian Bat -- The enigmatic Dr. Phlox kept plenty of creatures down there in sickbay, but he seemed to have a particular affection for his Pyrithian Bat. Do you remember when she got out of her cage and Captain Archer joined Phlox in the effort to retrieve her?
Neelix -- No, no, that Neelix wasn't a pet. But our old friend Barclay -- who'd made it his mission to help the Voyager return home -- owned a cat he called Neelix.
Wompat -- Gul Madred was the face of evil in "Chain of Command," but he revealed a surprising softer side during his interactions with his daughter, Jill, and her pet wompat, even gently offering her pet care instructions.
So, what was YOUR favorite Trek pet?