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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:13 PM
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Poll question: How many animals do you live with?
I share a house with two roommates. Between the three of us we have four dogs (two medium sized mixed, and two large Dobermans) and three cats. It can be crazy sometimes, but it's kind of fun, too. Everyone gets along just fine.

Let me tell you, keeping this place clean is an adventure.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:14 PM
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1. Six. That includes my husband.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:31 PM
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9. Heh, not a bad idea.
:P
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:16 PM
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2. none. but the LittleCoffee is chomping at the bit for a cat
we had a fish, but it died. now she wants something she can pet. our stock answer "wait until BabyCoffee is older" is not holding up like we'd hoped, because now she tells BabyCoffee every day "do you think you're old enough for a kitty today?"

sheesh.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:31 PM
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8. That is too cute. n/t
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:32 PM
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10. How old is BabyCoffee?
You could get a kitten, then the kitten and the baby can grow up together. How precious would that be? :D
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:52 PM
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23. BabyCoffee is 10 months, and he is really into going for the eyes
he's a fast crawler and quite the cruiser, not to mention the fact that he's a moose. He's already in 18 month clothes.

We're going to wait until he can talk before we cave. Then we can explain to him why he shouldn't try to eat the cat.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:17 PM
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3. Nine or more


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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:32 PM
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11. Ah, fishes.
I've always been afraid to get fish. Keeping a fish tank seems really complicated.
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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:02 PM
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29. Small ones need lots of TLC.....
Big ones are like tiny oceans..... if you don't put anything stupid in there it will take care of its self...... almost.
Salt water is a pain in the ass.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:19 PM
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4. Four if you don't count the critters who live outside!
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:33 PM
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12. I don't think it matters if they are indoor or outdoor
or both. As long as you consider them family. :)
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:15 AM
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66. Well then, 3 deer, 2 moose, 1 red fox, 1 porcupine, and about
a dozen wild turkeys. Oh, and 3 hawks.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:25 PM
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5. Two tarantulas
^^
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:34 PM
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13. Scary.
:scared:

Spiders and I don't like each other. :P

:hi:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:29 PM
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36. hehe
I'm not too crazy about spiders either, but something about these guys not being free and out in the open makes them a lot less threatening. :P

Plus they are beautiful. :) One of them belongs to my roommate, the other to me. I'd post a picture of what mine would look like full grown but I don't want to freak anybody out. If you are interested, it's a Honduran Curly Hair.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:18 PM
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52. *Curly* Hair?
Oh boy. :wow:

:D
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:27 PM
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6. 3 full time kitties
and 2 part time dogs (my ex and I share them).
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:34 PM
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14. I don't know if I could part with my dog like that.
Even part time.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:38 PM
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17. Well, we live less than a mile apart.
And I see them whenever I want. It's not too bad. And right now I don't have a yard and he does, so it works out.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:27 PM
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7. It's tempting to include Mr. DTBK, but he's a sweetheart
So I won't. At least for today my answer is 2. Ask me again tomorrow.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:35 PM
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15. Heck, your answer could change in the next hour.
Keep us posted. :D
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:36 PM
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16. Five mammals and innumerable fish.
3 dogs, 2 cats

A very harmonious household, at least among the animals. :)
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:49 PM
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19. I love watching dogs and cats play together.
Don't you?
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:01 PM
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27. We have a 6-week old kitten
...she latches onto the schnauzer's face when they wrestle. Looks like they're re-creating 'Alien'. :D

Yes, I love watching it - I laugh and laugh.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:38 PM
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18. 2 fish and 3 cats but also
also I'm supporting a lot of squirrels.

It must be fun with 4 dogs and 3 cats. I'd have a lot more animals around if it was up to me alone but what we have now is a lot for my husband to deal with. We are gonna get a dog someday :)
What I'm really looking forward to is living in the country and getting some chickens and goats and a donkey!
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:50 PM
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20. It is fun, except when the dogs decide to start a howl fest in the middle of the night.
Then, they're obnoxious. :D
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Spacemom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:51 PM
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21. 9 animals
2 dogs
3 cats
2 hamsters
1 parakeet
1 beta fish

I also have 2 boys, who sometimes act like animals. :D
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:52 PM
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22. 8 for us!
1 dog, 2 cats, 4 Ferrets and a blue tongued skink.

This is after the 4 rats, 2 geRbils and handsful of fish died in the past 2 years!
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:56 PM
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24. 5 animals
4 cats and a turtle. Actually 6 if you count the mantis I caught and put in a cage for my youngest cat to watch for a while.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:58 PM
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25. I'm fairly sure there are at least several thousand
I mean, we're counting roaches, dust mites, and vermin, right?
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 03:59 PM
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26. Only one, me.
Though aliens sometimes kidnap my wife and leave her evil twin for awhile. :)
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:01 PM
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28. 3 cats, two dogs.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:02 PM
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30. Mutley!!!
How ya been :D
Nice to see you posting
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:15 PM
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31. Been good.
Working and working and working, as always.

How've you been?
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:20 PM
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32. Not to bad...
Working like a fool myself.
You have been missed here :hug:
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:44 PM
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47. Aw, thanks!
I've missed you as well. :hug:
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:22 PM
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33. Sadly no pets.
I'd love to have a cat or two or three but MrMouse is allergic to kitties. :(
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:47 PM
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49. A Mouse family is probably better off without kitties
You had to see that one coming.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:23 PM
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34. 1 parrot, 50,000,000,000 dust mites
:hide:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:24 PM
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35. Well 4 pets
2 dogs and 2 cats. However there are other critters that live in here. :D
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:32 PM
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37. Two. Not including the spiders or geckos that aren't invited.
I have two hermit crabs. They're pretty boring.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:43 PM
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38. 13
That's down from 15 a month ago.

1 shelter bunny
1 outside kitty
11 dogs
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:03 PM
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51. Wow, 11 dogs!
I would love that! I am sure it is a lot of work but you can never have too many of the critters. Right now I have five of them eagerly looking at me anticipating dinner.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:38 PM
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57. Considering where many of them came from
it's a lot of work. Worth it, though.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:58 PM
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58. The way they look you in the eye with so much love.
Edited on Fri Sep-14-07 09:59 PM by Wcross
Yes, it is worth it.

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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 10:18 PM
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61. Thank you.
That was a very kind thing to say.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:10 AM
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64. I would have expected no less from you.
:D

How are all those critters doing?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 07:28 PM
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72. Doing well, thanks.
We also may have an overnight guest, courtesy of some CUR folks looking to get a dog the hell outta Dodge.

Damn it feels good to be a doggie gangsta.

How you doin'?
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-16-07 11:30 AM
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75. I'm doing okay.
Finally getting some of my stuff together.

How about you?
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 04:46 PM
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39. Five birds and
57 mice and 85,289 lady bugs wintering over in the basement.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:40 PM
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40. 6 kitties and the s.o.
It was 7 kitties before Caesar left us last week. I don't think the s.o. qualifies as an animal - most of the time. :evilgrin:

It just took us 30 minutes to now the carpet, and there was at least a whole 'nother cat in the vacuum cleaner canister. :D
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:43 PM
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41. One male dog, two male cats, and three male humans.
I want a little girl lap dog. I'm tired of being the only female.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:46 PM
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42. Jes' Miz t.
;-)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:46 PM
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43. None yet, but the managerie is on its way.
When Madrone and I finally move in together, it will be 1 dog, 3 cats, 2 sugar gliders and 1 bird.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:04 PM
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44. You'll have quite the mix going on there.
It's great having lots of animals! :D
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:42 PM
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45. Five Cats and One Big Dog
:)
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:43 PM
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46. right now zero
but that isn't how it will be in the future i'm sure...

i like animals... dogs especially.

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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:47 PM
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48. 5 cats and three dogs. n/t
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 08:50 PM
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50. It varies, but at the moment four.
One crawfish, two feeder fish swimming around her tank, and one roommate.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:25 PM
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53. Three actual "pets" -- two dogs and a cat. Plus
we feed the birds and chipmunks who share our space. And I have a butterfly garden... lots of outdoor creatures here.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:28 PM
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54. I voted "nine or more," BUT ... disclaimer: six of them are non-mammals
Three kitties ... *lights of my life (in addition to my human kids)* :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
One bunny ... cute :)
Three fish ... purdy
Three aquatic frogs ... otherwordly
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:29 PM
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55. including the teenage boy or no?
:shrug:
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:30 PM
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56. two cats
I'm wanting a dog, though
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 10:10 PM
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59. Two dogs right now, my Shih Tsu and my son's Shepherd/Beagley...
big, bouncey, howling boy...
:hi:
Hey, where have you been? You have been missed! Did you finish school?
Ya know, Dirty Ethel, it's almost Talk Like a Pirate Day again.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 10:14 PM
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60. Three little dogs.
The sneakiest gang of terriers ever.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 10:31 PM
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62. I got custody of everybody so, 7 kitties who rule us and I puppy.
:loveya:
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:13 AM
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65. That puppy is gonna grow up to think he's a kitty.
:P

My kitten already thinks he's a dog. He mostly ignores the other cats, but is forever pouncing a dog or two.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:38 AM
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70. When she sits on my bed with them, she scrunches down
and tries to blend in with the crowd. lol
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 10:59 PM
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63. Four. One bird, one cat, and two other critters who...
think they're human, as they go so far as laying their heads on my pillow when I'm not there.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:28 AM
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67. Five cats
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:38 AM
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68. Juat one crazy dog.
So sometimes it seems like more. You know, what with the crazy. :D
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 10:10 AM
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69. Three regulars and 1-4 foster birds at any given time


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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 11:36 AM
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71. 3 cats
Ages 3, 1, and about 3 months. :D
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 08:36 PM
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73. 2: A Dachshund and a husband.
:evilgrin:
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 09:11 PM
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74. Four: my cat, my wife, my son, and myself.
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