Cats could easily be my second choice at the moment!
..My baby kitty just learned to climb up to my bedroom window, which is on the second story, and get in through the window! After watching this determined little cat braving the snow and scampering across the icy roof to get to me, I can't help but love her to bits!
I hope you're doing well, enjoying whatever these holiday seasons have brought your way.
If I had to be any animal... I think I'd like to be a fin back whale. They're large (making me an unlikely choice of snack!), powerful, intelligent and mildly social... they travel in tight knit pods of 5-8 whale friends, which sounds nice, not too social, but not totally solitary either. They also communicate through singing to one another, which is rather sweet of them I think!