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Cats - 4 or more 10 8.62%
Cats - 3 4 3.45%
Cats - 2 21 18.10%
Cat - 1 12 10.34%
Dogs - 4 or more 3 2.59%
Dogs - 3 5 4.31%
Dogs - 2 10 8.62%
Dog - 1 27 23.28%
Small pet (hamster, mouse, bird, fish, excluding reptile) 15 12.93%
Large animal (horse, cow, pig etc.) 5 4.31%
Reptile 4 3.45%
No animals 33 28.45%
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #21
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1 chocolate lab, Mocha.
5 or 6 orange cats, Fireball, Midas, etc....
3 non-orange cats, Liberty Belle, LBJ.

When we moved back to the farm 11 years ago, we had a Chow and no cats. The chow died a couple of years later, and we swore there would be no more pets. Mocha was dumped as a pup and she stayed. A little orange kitten blew in the dog yard during Hurricane Gustav. He was as wild a cat as you ever saw. That was Fireball. Later four kittens were dumped, and my DW gave three of them away. The leftover was Liberty Belle. All the other cats are from those two. Most of the cats are wild. We always catch a few of the kittens and have them fixed, but there is always one that we can't lay our hands on. Fireball runs the males off when they get old enough to be a threat to him. One of them, Midas lives in the backyard with Mocha now. If I was choosing, those two would be the only pets I would have. But LBJ is a pretty kitty.

Here is some of the herd. It is hard to take a picture of Mocha, so this is with the zoom. If I'm close by, she doesn't stand still.

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This is LBJ {Liberty Belle Jr}

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Liberty Belle and two of her unnamed daughters.

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I thought I had zapped this one, but it is still here. This is Liberty Belle and her daughter. Not sure who is the mother to LBJ. DW might know.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #22
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How many animals do you have?
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Love animals, but at age 5 went through Shick Tests (sp?), and all animals came back positive except for horses, and at the time (1940's) we were lucky to have food on the table. So... aside from fish for ten years... enjoy other people's pets.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #23
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None. They would increase my monthly expenses and track dirt in my house. Furry things belong outside. Besides I plan on traveling and that would cramp our style. I enjoy other people's pets when they come by. That's enough.
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Three dogs, seven alpacas, and one cat. 63 acres but only a few of these are cleared.
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Four birds and two grandgoats.
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Was due to using mobile application and coming back in through the net.

What a cute granddaughter, and the goats I love Nubians.

My late DB had a standard size one(goat) that had free run of his Home/farm/sawmill. The goat loved it, she spent hours chewing bark from logs to get into the Cambium layer(apparently to a goat it was a delicacy). There were always piles of lumber/logs to climb. Of course when I bent over to stack a fresh railroad tie, she would sneak up to butt me at just the right time.

But the greatest of all was her love of jumping on top of parked cars. We never had anything that was worth more than $200, but the guys with brand new vehicles saw no humor in the goat jumping on the hood/roof of their precious new cars/trucks.

Thanks for a trip back to a very (bizarre) but happy time.

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Currently two cats. Had three but one died last December. Couple of others that are hanging around. One is sort of living under the porch sneaking a meal but hasn't decided to join the group yet.

I wonder if a lot of us INTJs are cat people
I'm another INTJ felinophile, and I also wonder if there is a correlation between personality type and pet preference. I already had a cat of my own and will be taking in my mom's cat as soon as the remodeling on my house is done and it's safe for kitties to live in again, so I voted "two cats" in the poll, even though they are both being boarded at the moment.
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3 cats here. It started with one but you know how that goes.

I really have to stop at this number and not acquire any more. Mind you, that's what I told myself when the second one came into my life
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We had a dog until about 5 years ago. Right now we are pet free.
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3 cats inside and 1 outside. At some point in a few years we may have another cat inside that presently resides with wife's mother.

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Two sibling cats that I rescued. I've found that introducing kittens and adult cats doesn't always work well if you are hoping they will be companions for each other. The best you can expect is that they'll tolerate each other. Since you've already taken them in you already know how they get along, so at least you can see how it will probably go. If I go through this again, and hopefully it won't be for many years, I would adopt siblings again as it's really nice to see them play and sleep together, and I know when I travel that they are keeping each other company.
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We have 5 indoor cats. DD's family has been living with us for a year and they have 1 indoor cat and 1 Old English Sheepdog. I don't plan on having any pets after these ones are gone. I believe the 2 oldest cats are 11 yrs now and the 2 youngest are 7 or 8 yrs. They should be around for awhile.
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Two sibling cats that I rescued. I've found that introducing kittens and adult cats doesn't always work well if you are hoping they will be companions for each other. The best you can expect is that they'll tolerate each other. Since you've already taken them in you already know how they get along, so at least you can see how it will probably go. If I go through this again, and hopefully it won't be for many years, I would adopt siblings again as it's really nice to see them play and sleep together, and I know when I travel that they are keeping each other company.

It is actually interesting that our 2 cats were adopted a year apart... they get along great... still run around the house playing with each other...


So far they do not like the new kitties... but, we have let them out into the house and the kitties seem to ignore the older ones most of the time and play with each other...

We have scheduled a drop off time this coming Sat....

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