Cat. Black American Short-hair cat, preferably. Has been my favorite animal since I was a kid. A large size? Jaguar. Why? I'm soooo a cat, deep down. Independant, fussy, moody, over-affectionate at times, prone to bite you when in a bad mood, lives by their own internal time-clock, and perversely determined to win the attention and admiration of the one person in the room that can't stand them.
:D Yep, all me!
That and, as much as I love the buggers, an armadillo is SO not the way to go, survival-wise. :D