Just two right now for me -- the curse of a rental . I have a miniature Schnauzer cross and a Catahoula . Someday, we hope to have some property out of town where I can foster some of the big, active dogs from the shelter...and I'm sure I wouldn't be able to resist adopting at least a couple more.
Currently, I have two fur babies. "Toby," my 9 year old American Cocker Spaniel, who desperately needs a day at the salon!! ( Mom has been slacking lately)........and "Tommy Two" my beautiful Orange Tiger Cat, who is just a little over one year old, full of the dickens and loves to play soccer!!.......Tommy Two loves Toby and tries to play and cuddle up, which is so cute to watch. However, Toby is a bit indifferent and will only tolerate his feline brother for a few minutes........and then looks for a place to hide. This, I'm sure is based in "jealousy." Toby did not really welcome Tommy Two from the start. In that regard, I think fur babies are worse than human babies! LOL I love them both and they are spoiled. IMO, unless you are prepared to love and spoil them......don't even have pets!
Nine rescued animals. We have a pot-belly pig named Wilbur. Three dogs; two cats; and three birds. Our animals our much more than pets to us. I have trained our three dogs to be therapy dogs for my son with Autism. Animals have been a very positive experience for him.
It's funny, Norman is only 2 & loves both the cats but the Calico just puts up w/ him (she's 14) & the younger cat who's 6 will play w/ him once in a while but I've had to break up a few tussles. He has a little too much energy for them. lol
For now I just have one cat named Smudge. I adopted him from the shelter in September of last year. He was two years old at the time and I'm not sure how his previous owners treated him, but even with all the love I give him, he's still not comfortable around people. I do plan on getting him a "little brother" within the next few months.