Pikachu always seemed like a cool pet to have; he would be cute enough to attract the ladies and at the same time he could safe guard your house and shock intruders. Only problem would be instead of biting you like a dog would, he would instead shock your butt and I don't think anyone could survive the shock attack like Ash did in the cartoon.
Worth1000.com has posted the entries from another neat Photoshop contest where the participants had to create real world Pokemon. Each picture had to take real world elements and morph them into a Pokemon look-a-like. Cubone and Rapidash were my favorites.