PJ’s Pets is closing down 27 stores across Canada. They says they started losing money when they decided to stop selling puppies in 2011. The old fashioned pet store, where kids would go to see the puppies, the kittens and the occasional exotic pet, are no longer. In my childhood memory, our neighbourhood pet store in Montreal was the place that dreams were made of, with a front window full of kittens, puppies in the back, and a mynah bird named Raymond. In reality, it was probably a gateway to hell for those poor animals. How many gerbils and turtles were taken home by gleeful youngsters, only to be abandoned, starved to death, or worse (ever smelled a tankful of neglected turtles? Not nice.) So the question is : where do you go for your small pets these days? Online? And what’s the weirdest/best/worst pet you ever had?