I had a online English conversation with African teacher. What I wanted to ask her was if they have a cat as a pet. She looked a bit confused and said "No." And I soon understood that because she had just known I love cats the teacher felt sorry to reply with no. She explained that they do have dogs and you can see cats on the streets. Well, that is good enough for me, they are going to be the apple of my eye when I visit there.
Another question came to mind and it was after I talked with one of Filipino teachers, who showed me some chickens in the yard. I couldn't help but questioned her about what she's going to do with them! When it gets two months old, rooster is ready to be eaten. In Africa, the answer was the totally same.