There are a lot of cute ideas in this thread. I really like the gingerbread man idea for cooking, and I think allowing jewelcrafters to make a pet version of one (or, dare I dream, all) of their figurine trinkets makes a lot of sense.
For inscription, the existing origami toys seem a bit lackluster, but my scribe would love to have a little flock of origami cranes to follow her around. Bonus points if they react somehow when they're near a fire source, like the Plump Turkey
For first aid, I like the St. Bernard puppy idea, or perhaps a nightingale
For herbalism, much as I love the plant-type pets, I think it's kind of too easy for it to be another lashling. I would personally like to see a fat little bumblebee pet! Although I guess the apiphobic among us might not care for that, so maybe a fancy butterfly?
For skinning, I would love
a vulture pet, like the blue and gold jousters minus the doll. Someone at Blizzard seems to have a hate on for vultures
, but they are very beneficial animals! Who else is going to clean up all those carcasses?
I couldn't think of anything for leatherworking that didn't venture into "it puts the lotion..." territory. Maybe a little pinto pony? They look sort of stitched together, in a way...
For blacksmithing, I like the idea of a miniature suit of armor, but I would prefer a little tin soldier
personally. If scribes could make paper ballerinas to match, all the better!
For tailoring, the ragdoll idea is adorable and easily implemented, but if it's okay to go out on a limb, I'd like to see a ball of yarn pet. I know knitting/crocheting isn't quite the same as tailoring, but I think it would be cute to have a ball of yarn follow you around on knitting needle legs, getting chased by the cat pets, knitting a scarf out of itself and unraveling again while you sit at the AH... I love pets that do things and interact with each other!
Speaking of which, my idea for alchemy is similar -- making a simple object ridiculously complex -- but my pet collector character is an alchemist, so I have to go all out for her. While I would love and adore another squidgy oozeling-type pet to make a whole battle team's worth of slime, especially if it had a face like Chet
, I feel like it would really have to do
something to make it on par with the Disgusting Oozeling
and Toxic Wasteling
. In keeping with the alchemy theme, my idea is this: The ooze comes in a random primary color (red, yellow, blue) when summoned. When it encounters another ooze pet of a different primary color, they do a little merge-and-split dance and both come away in a secondary color (orange, green, purple). For example, if I had a blue ooze out, and it came across someone's yellow ooze, they would both turn green. If two secondary colored oozes meet, like a green one and an orange one, the resulting reaction makes them burst in a shower of tiny colorful slimes! *cackle* ...Well, maybe I would be the only one interested in making a slimebow go off at the bank, but still.