Reid is of the opinion that having an elephant for a pet would be seriously cool. But he wants a tiny elephant. About the size of one of our cats. This idea came to him when he observed that Einstein sometimes makes a whuffly sort of noise that sounds very much like a muted version of an elephant's trumpet. This would be an instance where I would heartily approve of genetic engineering. So we could have verrrry small elephants as pets. Either that or work on the time machine portal thingy so we could go back to prehistoric times when pygmy elephants existed and bring one back. This is what the world needs, people, teensy pet elephants. Excuse me while I go make a list of cute potential names for our future pet mini-elephant.