The first addition to our family, was our dog Mouse. She's a medium sized dog, really sweet mannered, and we get requests all the time for breeding information. Everyone wants a dog like her. She's not a lap dog, but she's not too big for the house either. Alas, she's an SPCA dog, and a total mutt... no way to 'recreate' such a great dog. She's 9 years old now, and still hyper and funny.
Our second addition was a cat.... another rescue. He's a lean mean killing machine. He's roughly 15 pounds of muscle, and loved to hunt up until this winter. Now, he's decided he should be a bit more of a house cat. But he doesn't like to be held or sit on laps. He seems to think he's a dog.
Third addition, my daughter Kassia. She's 6 now, and an absolute darling. She thinks she's a mom already, and takes the peace of the household as her own personal responsibility. Very high anxiety, but very helpful. I have to try very hard to make sure she gets some regular kid time, instead of spending it worrying about me and the house.
Our last addition, my son Evan, is a bundle of energy. He's 5 now, and absolutely go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go........ you get my point. *lol* He's a very bright, very emotional child, and can be extremely warm, or extremely angry, depending on which second of which day you happen to catch him.
As for stories... wow, there are just so many. I can't think of one to tell off the top of my head, but I'll be sure to come back on with some later.