Humans, cod, turkeys, crabs, pigs, dogs, rats etc. are all sentient creatures.
Boy - Eh?
Girl - It's the polite way to say pet, pet is so last century.
Boy - What sort of animal will you chose? I've got a dog - he's great.
Girl - Well I've thought a long time about it and I've decided to get a rescued rat.
Boy - Yuk! A rat - you are seriously losing it.
Girl - Why? I all think rodents are lovely.