Maybe if I say 'out loud' and in public that I will not bring anymore animals into the place after tomorrow, it'll actually stick. As it is tomorrow we're bringing home our 12th chicken and a goat. the goat is coming from animal control folks (they know me through dog rescue) and will only be here for as long as it takes us to get him back into good shape and find someone who has other goats -- don't want him lonely. We also have 8 cats, 13 dogs, a blue front amazon and a hamster. About half the cats and dogs are fosters with the animal rescue organization I volunteer with, but it's still a darn full house. So. No more new critters coming in for the rest of the year. ...and if anyone wants a good dog or cat, send 'em my way.