posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by Ginga
We have a menagerie here at the ranch... Dog-wise, we have 4 Chihuahuas, a Boxer/Pitt mix, and now, a Lab/Chow mix. We're on 5 and a half acres
(fenced in partitions), so they have a lot of room to run around. We also have 5 cats inside, and another 2 cats outside near the stables. I've got a
Malucan Cockatoo that my wife calls "my other wife", as she loves me, but tolerates everyone else. (she's quite a talker too, with a good
vocabulary, and comedic timing...she laughs like a human, and at just the right time). We even have a couple of bunnies (they have an outside
enclosure). We have three horses, but board four more. Just feeding all the animals takes a couple of hours out of the day.... We'll eventually add
some chickens once I build a coop.
You might think with so many, it's hard to have a relationship with them all, but mostly, different animals gravitate to one or more of the three of
us. The dogs all share our bed at night, except the Boxer/Pitt, who sleeps with our ranch hand gal. The Boxer/Pitt ("Jedi") follows me around while
I do chores, while the Lab/Chow ("Domino") follows my wife. At night, the Cockatoo ("Suzie") spends her time on my shoulder, while the Chihuahuas
and cats typically sleep most of the time (and even on top of each other...)
We love our animals, and I'm glad we finally have a place of our own, with room for them, so we can enjoy them all.