I have had five children and love animals. My daughter lives with me with her cat, but will be moving out soon. It has made me realize that I will miss the company of her cat. I haven't had one of my own since my Duchess passed away 6 years ago. I still miss her. We do own a beautiful 3 year old chocolate lab, Chebacca. He is from Alberta. But he is more my hubby's than mine. I have 3 grandchildren who visit frequently, but like my children, they are growing up loving animals too.