I have two cats. One is old and the other is only young. Our younger one escaped from the house in June. I was so upset. We could hear her meowing at night in the back yard, but couldn't get near her to catch her. About three weeks later I heard a cat in the neighbours yard meowing. I didn't know if it was my cat, so my older cat went over there, and shepherded her over to me. I coaxed her back home with some ham. Couldn't believe she came back home. She had a wound when she came back to us from where her collar had rubbed. She had to have an operation to clean the wound and close the skin. It took a month but the wound healed up. She had lost a lot of weight too, so we had to feed her high calorie food. She is happy to be back home, and won't go near the front door if we are going outside. She has learnt her lesson !! I couldn't have gotten her back without my other cat. I gave him a lovely meal that night to show my appreciation!!!
Two dogs and a bird at present. I have had loads of animals over the years, predominantly rescues, from horses right down to mice. If it has hair, fur or feathers, it finds it's way to me. My two dogs are snuggled up on the sofa at the moment, similar to Finy's Dash and Bonnie. I couldn't imagine life without animals.
I have a Westie (West Highland Terrier) called Ruthie. When we bought her I thought this will be lovely- a small white lap dog. Nah uh! She is a curious energetic wilful bundle although has quietened down in the last year and will sit on my lap during storms and sometimes if she is cold.
I also have one quail-Charlotte and some quail eggs in the incubator, so maybe a few more soon. I have a flock of 9 chooks including a Rooster(Rolley) and 8 hens - Biddy who is sitting on eggs, Hazel, Lovey and Dovey, Goldie, Felicity, Pearly and Greysie. I have six goldfish in a pond built into my deck and several Water Dragons that I feed strawberries to. They all have names too. I recognise many of the wild birds that visit my garden so I feel fortunate to be surrounded by animals.
We have a delightful long haired chihuahua who has the sweetest personality imaginable. He is 13 now and slowing up but still loves to go for a walk. He doesn't get in the way because he is small. During the day he often chooses to sleep under my bed. He loves to sleep on my lap while I watch television.
We have three dogs at the moment, one very old schnauzer, one slightly younger pharaoh hound, and his younger sister. The pharaoh hounds' mother died recently. Outside, I feel the creatures are mine to enjoy, the wild birds for instance, which I love to watch as they fly around our place doing their birdy business! I don't like the snakes, and wish they'd always stay away ...