A Pig in Every Purse

If your lease stipulates that you can have pets weighing up to a certain amount, forget the designer dog. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, the hottest new pet craze is the mini-pig!

The apartment-sized porkers max out at about 14 inches and 65 pounds, with some even smaller. They're hypoallergenic, apparently very clean, and easily house-trained.

Mini-pigs are said to be very affectionate and sociable, with a dog-like love of food and toys. Plus, they crave human companionship, which is probably more than you can say for your cat.