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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, 03:28 PM   #1
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How many animals do you have?

OK, I was reading the extrovert/introvert thread and saw a few responses about people's pets.... which got me thinking...

A little over a week ago we found 3 small kitties that were about 4 weeks old. We have taken them in and have socialized them and have them eating solid food. It has taken awhile, but we have found a shelter that will take them in even though it is another week before we can do it.

My DD and DW have talked about keeping one. We already have 2 cats (one 2 yo and the other 1 yo).... I say we do not need a third... DW also says this most of the time, but I think she goes back and forth....

But, my thought that was rattling around my brain was how many animals do other posters own

Now, I know there are some who have a good number.... some who shelter etc... but the E/I thread seemed to show there might be a good number...
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Two dogs and a rooster.
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Two dogs and a rooster.
I thought you would say 40 acres and a mule!
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I thought you would say 40 acres and a mule!
Nah, only 5 acres - but FWIW my neighbor has 600, two donkeys and a herd of longhorns.
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We have 2 cats. I think that's a good number for us.
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Why did you leave the two legged ones off the list?
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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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
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I have one small dog. I like cats but as my son is allergic to them I would never get one unless I desired that he not visit me ever again.
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Two Bassett Hounds and a Lab. The lab was (is?) daughter's who emigrated to UK. Sweet dog but we are in dog overload. While we have enjoyed having two dogs, at this point one would be plenty. Quicken says we've spent $3k so far this year on the pack. That includes medicine for chronic eye problem in one, arthritis in Lab, and boarding when travel. Haven't made the move to house sitters instead of boarding, know it would be cheaper and likely better for the animals, just can't quite make the leap yet to have some stranger living in the house. Love my dogs, but when the last one croaks if we can travel will try to stay dog free to avoid the hassle.
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One cat, but also responsible for a significant part of the sustenance of several dozen songbirds.

If I had my way, the songbirds would provide the cat's sustenance, but DW doesn't seem to see it that way!
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Why did you leave the two legged ones off the list?
Yeah...what's this....no Kangaroos were mentioned?

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I/we have had pets all of our lives until a year ago when our 20 year old kitty died. We decided it was best for us to remain petless. I didn't think that decision would last long...but it has. We love animals, but we're at a time in our lives when not having a pet is the right thing to do. I must admit (for the most part) it's a relief not having to care for them.
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One female weiner, which I suppose is a contradiction in terms. Used to have a birdie, but she passed away about 6 months ago.

Love my doggie. Would never live without one.
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None. Wouldn't fit our current lifestyle.
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let's see, 3 dogs, 2 cats, an African Spurred tortoise, and 4-5 Guinea hens, one on a nest with more to come. We also have Desert Box turtles that come for water and melon rinds. Except that the bear usually gets to the melon first. Oh 3 rattlesnakes in the yard last week, do they count. 40-50 hummingbirds 8-9 different species, and a giant toad that eats the bugs that the porch light attracts. I could go on and on and on......
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One dog, down from a high of four dogs at one time.

Love them to death but when our last one passes we'll be petless for awhile so we have more ability to travel without paying exorbitant pet sitter fees.
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2 small dogs (11 & 8 years old)

I'd love for them to be our last ones but not sure the DW will go for that.
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Why did you leave the two legged ones off the list?
You didn't read the entire list as it included birds. (I know what you meant).
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Two dogs, both Chihuahua's. The last one we got is a rescue from a breeder. Also, (pay attention MichaelB) an African Gray parrot.
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