|How many animals do you have before you're a hoarder?
||[Oct. 24th, 2011|06:45 pm]
The Question Club
I'm looking at my 5 dogs, 4 cats, 1 guinea pig and wondering....how many animals does a person have to have before you consider them animal hoarders? And does it matter if they live in the city or in the country, own or rent their home?|
I don't consider myself an animal hoarder, everyone but the guinea pig is fixed and they all get shots, eat good food, etc. They are all indoor animals, we have 3 litter boxes and the dogs come in and out all day. They were all rescues in one way or another, we own our home and live in a small town.
I just realized it's a little overwheming when people come to the door the first time.
The reason we have so many is that we are a blended family. I had two dogs and two cats when we got married, my husband had two dogs. We wound up with dog # 5 from his mom when she couldn't keep her and the two extra cats wound up in our yard at just a few days old. They survived when the vet said they might not ( literally, their eyes were still closed), so we had to keep 'em.
I couldn't have told my kids and my husband couldn't tell his kids " Guess what, you're getting a new stepparent and two new siblings, we're changing schools and moving to a bigger house in a different neighborhood and you get to lose at least one animal. Aren't you happy for us? Yeah, all the kids would have just been so happy about the marriage, lol