Hi I'm Allyson from Massachusetts, and I've got a few pets wandering around here that definately kids to me (although i also have 2 of those) My husband is a saint, and really tolerates a lot. We are lucky enough to live on a small farm, so the door is pretty much open to us for any pets we'd like. I'd love a horse, but haven't gotten quite that daring yet. Right now we have: A pomeranian named Jack, a Himalayan named Baxter, parakeets, hamsters, fish, roosters and chickens, and a giant bull named Moo Montana. everytime a pet comes into our lives i feel blessed, because we always seem to luck out personality wise. they are all just great.