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Pompeiian couple
Domvs de Lavra Callvria et Tarqvinivs Gallicvs
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the cats the Cats - still rare outside Egypt, but Tarquinius has managed to obtain a pair to give as a present to his wife.   Like all pampered exotic Roman pets, they have their own slaves assigned to tend to their needs and keep them safe.
Beware of Dog the Dogs the "Cave Canem" (beware of dog) sign beside the front door is no lie for this domus is defended by two dogs - a massive Molossian (ancient ancestor of most of today's Mastiff breeds) and a dainty little Melitta (Maltese). 
Sleeping Ferret the Ferrets - the home's primary line of defence against vermin, which sometimes doubles as a child's pet - there is a reason why their full latin name means "stinky mouse thief" but mice aren't the only things they steal.
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