Hvingg lived on acreage up until a few years ago, if I had the room and the health I would go back to having any and all the animals I wanted!
I loved my time with my animals large, and small, in the country.
Nowadays on a tiny block I am content with my two whippets and my fish pond however if I would not have stopped breeding llamas if I had had a choice as I dearly loved the life with geese, and ducks, llamas, and dogs!
Love Great Danes also but they die too young. I had ducks and some Indian Runners which were so cute, and the geese were characters also - I had Oose the goose till my German shorthair Pointer got him!
I have always managed to have pets, and cannot imagine my life without them!! Even when I was sharing a place in my 20's,I still managed to have a darling little rescued Burmese kitten.I have to admit that even when I was very young,I always wished I could have a large property so I could look after homeless critters!! I am very happy though, on my large suburban block,to have my beloved dogs.
I am fortunate to have a cat and a small dog. If I could have only one pet I would choose a small dog who loves to sit on my lap! One does have to consider the cost of having a pet as vet's bills can be expensive. Injections, food, worming, flea treatment and all those things add up too.
I've owned a pet, either cat, or dog, & at times, both, since I was an 8 yo!
Since then, the list is too long to discuss, but suffice to say, have had mostly cats' I've 'rescued', literally off the street, who've been marvellous, or ones' I've bought from the RSPCA, who've all been fabulous!
Currently, I've a rescued 4yo Pedigreed SP Siamese, desexed male house cat, who not only 'talks' to me, but understands every word to say to him!
AND his beautiful blue eyes just melt me!
For 25 years', I owned, & bred Welsh Pembroke Corgi dogs.
I'm terribly biased, but they had such beautiful natures', were very protective, especially of my children, were desexed females, & could 'talk the leg off an iron pot', especially when I got home from work, I'd get a 'full conversation' of how their day went, accompanied by much bum waggling, as only Corgis' can do!
It doesn't surprise me in the least that this is the chosen dog breed by the Royal Family!
I am fortunate to have a dog and a flock of chooks at the moment. If I had a larger property and the money to do it I would have an animal shelter/ refuge. I would need to employ help for that.
I love all animals, but fell in love with the look of alpacas when on holiday once. I was amazed that they have a toilet spot, so their manure is easy to collect for the garden,
We have wild birds and lizards here that I recognise, they are a bit like pets too.
I have met some lovely alpacas but haven't had much to do with lamas. Do you know if lamas have the same toilet habits, as a matter of interest? I have a lovely warm Alpaca cape. The wool is nice and soft and doesn't irritate my skin like merino wool unfortunately does.
Yes the all have those same habits and their poop also does not smell! If you ever get one - though you need two unless they are guarding livestock, llamas are by far the nicer pets - I started with llamas and then bred an alpaca and nowhere near as friendly, and kick and spit more than a llama. Check this out:
We have an adorable pet given to us by good friends.
He gives love 110% and always excited to greet us when we have been out.
Sadly it is hurtful when they pass away.
Now we are pensioners I would not replace him.