Sitting on the couch last night I had Audrey sitting with me and dh had the little one he picked out. Ingrid, on his chest. We were just sitting there patting them, hanging out and talking before we went to bed. Dh suddenly says "Maybe this isnt so bad" he is patting Ingrid. I smile and say "Told ya so. Pets." For the first time he didnt argue!! The girls have made the important leap from "livestock" to pets!! Funny. I dont think he has ever considered my horse to be anything but a pet. Or maybe he just feels the horse is therapy that has kept him, the kid and most other humans in my path. alive.