I haven't had a pet in years, and I really miss having critters around. I've been idly considering getting a critter for my dorm, but I'm really not sure if that's possible, due to travel issues.

Fish are the only things permitted in dorms, but that really doesn't stop a lot of people. I know people with turtles, rabbits, cats, small rodents.

I'd be happy with fish, but I drive 7 hrs to and from school at the beginning and end of the year, and would really be worried about sloshing a fish around for that amount of time.

During breaks I fly, so a critter would have to stay behind and be ok for a while. I don't think that's really possible.

Am I just doomed to remain petless until I graduate?