The boys have been on me for a pet (which will NOT be happening). Claire however, seems to be content just making due with what's available... which in this case is baby Kate. She told me that she'll feed her, brush her, and even play fetch with her (which is Claire throwing a toy and chirping out "go fetch baby!", has become their favorite game.)
A better mom might put a stop to fetch...but this one just says ehh,
works for me!