What are your thoughts about pets? I love pets. I have 5 dogs. From a 6 lb. dash hound to a 110 lb. Golden retriever. I love the 6 lb. to sit in my lap and she is a great deal of comfort to me. My partner prefers BIG dogs. He loves the bark factor and the fact that he can see big dogs under his feet opposed to little dogs. He is so scarred he is going to step on the little one and hurt her or himself. I have had cats in the past but they really don’t like life with so many dogs. I am also allergic to the fur of cats so they can not sit in my lap to cuddle. I fell off a horse when I was very young and broke my arm. I think they are majestic and beautiful. I respect how smart horses are, they seem to be a lot of work. Reptiles, no thanks. I don’t do snakes. I had a a bird once. I could hear her chirping at me when I drove onto my street. They are beautiful but very messy. I found a bird lover and traded the bird for a border coley. She was a great dog. I find myself calling my other dogs by her name. I miss her dearly. I do not miss the shedding fur. I have herd that there is a short hair border coley. I think that might be the next dog I get when I’m ready. I am currently looking for a diabetic guide dog. My husband is type 1 diabetic and blind in one eye. He is very open to the idea. Diabetic dogs are so expensive I don’t think we will be able to make this happen. Keep your pets happy and healthy.