_____ – n. non human member of a family or community:
What is the difference between a pet and a _____? While there is significant overlap between the two, a _____ also can refer to less traditional companion animals, e.g. hives of bees, a flock of ducks, treasured orchids or a special tree. In modern blended families _____  could even describe emerging technological creations. Military animals that serve alongside humans are also _____ s.
Photographic illustration of _____