This question was posed to me by my neighbor a few days ago.
“Four.” I answered, already bracing myself for their reaction. Because there would be a reaction. There is always a reaction.
People don’t really know what to do with that information. I can’t imagine what it’s like for
my heroes those crazy cat ladies who have 15 cats. I get disbelief and astonishment. I can only imagine they must get fainting and screaming.
Obviously I love cats, but really, I just love animals. When I was a kid we had 2 horses, 5 goats, 12+ chickens, 2 cats, 1 dog, and 2 rabbits. And I suppose I could probably count the neighbor’s huge turkey flock that occasionally lived in our yard.
Nothing abnormal there.