I'm mainly a cat person, but I love all animals. Just always had cats and lived in cat friendly places. I currently have a 2 yr old rescue kitty named... ready for it...? Cinnamon! She's a total love bug! Sweetest kitty I've ever had!
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But really, I love labs! Zeus is awesome!!
We have 3 dogs:
Gabriel (mini American Eskimo)
Dippy (black lab/GS mix)
CJ (white german shepherd)
We have 2 cats:
Adrian and Whisper (brothers we adopted from the SPCA)
We've had birds as well as other cats and dogs that have passed away over the years.
@Cinnamongurl - I used to have an rusty/orangey and white kitty also named Cinnamon! She was one of the sweetest cats I've ever had the privilege to serve.
WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).
I edit often for clarity/typos.
I've always been more of a dog person, but that's situational. My father didn't like cats, so we never had them as kids. I inherited my only cat from the X's family after we married. I just seem to live with dog people.
Right now we have 1 dog, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi named Gordo and 1 domestic shorthair cat, tuxedo variety, named Carmine.
Shocker, I know
If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.
I have an Australian Cattle Dog (Smokey-my baby) and my fiance has a black lab (Ember-my girlfriend!), and his mother has 9 cats, including Fluffy-the-greatest-cat-in-the-entire-world.
I love animals. I'm allergic to cats, but I can't stay away from them. Especially Fluffy, who is like a kittydog--he comes when he's called, and he's always so excited to see me. I'm his human, I guess.
I'm hoping his mother will let us take Fluffy when we move to FL...because the dogs will be staying with our parents. Smokey and my dad have a bond that would break both of their hearts if I tried to separate them. And our apartment only allows pets up to 30 lbs. Ember's too big.
I have also had a prairie dog, guinea pig, hamsters and cats. My current dogs are not "cat friendly", so after my cats lived out their natural lives, I didn't get any more cats.
Then I am suspecting my kitties will pack their things and move out in protest.
My last cat was a true companion through a lot of sad and hard times and when he died I just knew I probably would never get a cat again. That was in 2006 and I haven't felt differently yet.
A week from today we get our chocolate lab puppy!!
Meta, please post pics when you get your new baby. I love lab puppies!
As for me, I love, love, love dogs. Can't stand cats which is fine because I'm severely allergic to them.
I pick up my new rescue kitten this monday
In the Past we have had as many as 3 LARGE dogs, 2 cats, and a Leopard Gecko. We suffered the loss of my Dane - Gracie, my Golden - Harry, and my Maine Coon mut kitty - Moe all last year.
The kids are teens and will soon be off to college, and I want to be able to pick up and go so we are not replacing the dogs, my Lab is only 3, so I suspect she will be around for quite some time.
I love my furfamily.
When I was in school a fellow classmate wrote a poem about the class. When he got to me he said:
" and then there's Dragnheart, the only person I know who would jump in front of a Mac truck to save a snail"
Not entirely true! Although I did park my car across the highway when my dog got out as a Mac truck headed towards him. He jumped in the car and I drove off the road before any crashes lol
As for what type of animal person I am...I like dogs and cats and anything else with fur, however my LOVE is for monitors. Large, nasty monitors. Waters, niles, sav's. Wh and I met because of a shared love of reptiles/exotics (and at the time he was breeding hedgehogs which I wanted) so having been told to talk to him I did...the rest is history.
our collection was almost complete when the inlaws kicked us out (FIL was also into it all) so we sold or re-homed most of our animals. We still have some. The ones that mean the most to us.
I also love fish. Guppies inparticular. My father used to have many aquariums and bred fish.
I'd like horses again, and I want to move out to the country ASAP (we're working on this) so I can finally get a goat. I'd also like to have an alpaca, and these two animals mean I'd need to get an Great Pyrenees dog and probably a saddle so I could ride the fencelines on the dog.
I've considered guinea pigs before, but I can't trust the cats at all. I can't stand the thought of birds being kept, even though I grew up part-time with many of them in a culture where this was nearly expected of each family. I always felt bad for the birds.
Oh! and I forgot the donkey. I want a donkey. I'm going to name it Xote.
Because in my situation I didn't know if I was the OW at first or if I was being cheated on. Found I was being cheated on.
We have a cat, TC (the cat). He's about five and the king of the house. Then the dog, Chip, he's nearly 2. Recently we acquired a kitten that I rescued off of the road. We were going to give her away, but once we found a potential home, suddenly MrH changed his mind. We named her Millie, DS is thrilled because its short for Amelia (think Doctor Who's Amy Pond).
She's been the perfect addition to our family, bringing the kitten back into TC at times and giving Chip a playmate nearly his size.
When we finally got out of the moving every 18 months game, our menagerie expanded to include a small gaggle of Nigerian Dwarf goats, which are about the size of a Labrador Retriever. Their "job" here is brush control...
We have two Labs and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who rules the roost. They go by a lot of names, but I'll identify each of them by one of their nicknames: Shameless, Lumpy, and Doodoo.
edited to add: Meta, I soooooo envy you getting a Lab puppy...I can almost smell the puppy breath!
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