I really enjoy this thread!
I have one one legged, ancient canary, and five busy little finches, and I will add cuckoo clock with the birds!
I have six of my own dogs and am fostering another one. I have a standard, very old poodle, Pekingese, small poodle mix, border collie/ aussie mix, collie mix, and foster failure, I guess she is BC mix. I would like to do therapy work with her. I am also fostering a dog that has some issues, I guess he is BC mix. I actually foster for BC rescue. I esp. like working with puppies. This foster dog though, I just don't see the BC. Yes, he is black and white, but the disposition is just not the same as typical BCs. He is really coming around though, and is becoming nice companion.
I also have eight cats, they are characters too. Five of the cats are strictly indoors.
Almost all of my cats and dogs came from high kill shelters ( I drove all the way to KY from VA to adopt Bonnie, the BC/Aussie mix), or my local animal control where I used to volunteer, or rescues in my area.
I was fostering beautiful PB BC that had some medical issues for almost two years. She really was my best helping buddy, I spent so much time with her, and although I loved her dearly, I was so happy that she just found a new home of her own two weeks ago. I really do miss her though, and the dynamics with the others is changing now.
They keep me busy! I love them all. They are challenging as they all have some quirky ways or medical issues.
Except the cuckoo clock, all I have to remember to do is pull the chains daily.
Needless to say, I have to spend a while taking out and putting away my crochet things each time I use them.