Okay, I've tamed 2 very nice Fire Steads (I feel the need to have a sampling of every pet in the game!). Their Anat started at 0.# and has very slowly increased to the low 70s. It's surprising how few creatures in UO have "any" Anat! Do I need to be fighting critters close to my pet's current Anat to gain? Because I can gain on creatures with zero Anat, just not often! Is there any way to speed up their Anat gains? I've tried Discoing them but that doesn't seem to increase the gain rate. Having the Fire Steads as the primary attacker seems to produce the best gains but it's still really slow. Is my only alternative to mine-up a Shadow El, tank with a Cu from a 2nd account and let the Fire Steads fight the El for several days???