Not yet, but I hope to get a dog when I live on my own. ^^ I hope to get a Hokkaido. I like the way they look and I've researched their temperament and it suits and impresses me. I'm not sure you can get them here, if they are they are very hard to find.
One dog currently (though my family is looking into getting another at some point soon). She is a little hellion of a Golden Doodle, however her parents must have gotten otogether in a coal mine as the joke goes as her fur is nearly jet black, with a smattering of grey
I love and intensely care for my plants, so yes haha. And particularly anything from the Lamiaceae family is awesome (currently have two plectranthus and some lavender from that family), thus yay for sage.
I've learned during my education to rely mostly on the Latin names since all the common names can get very confusing. Too many differences between languages and often the same common name refers to several different species. I do like learning common names though since they can be really pretty, such as love-in-a-mist or love-lies-bleeding. x)