As if you couldn't tell by my Avatar.....CATS!....CATS!.....CATS! I could not count the number of cats I've had in my life. If I had unlimited money, I would be a crazy cat lady by now. We only have one cat now and she is a time share, lol. She comes from a home with 11 cats and wants to be an only cat, so she chose to come to us, and despite my now being very allergic to some cats (boo hoo, not fair!), we care for her w/o letting her in the house, except when we got hit by a hurricane and did bring her inside. She has a custom made, sheepskin lined bed in the office in my husband's workshop, and since our climate is very mild, it's no problem.
In this location before I became allergic and before we were on a fixed income, we've had as many as 8 animals at once, all rescues: a giant Flemish rabbit, 2 cockatiels, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. I once had 9 cats at once, back in college. It is hard to choose a favorite, but if forced, I would choose my Corgi. She had been though such hell on the street, yet was always smiling and happy, even after she became partly paralyzed later in life and I had to carry her around; a real lesson in perseverance in spite of illness for me!
The cats definitely seem to sense spirits, and we seemed to have a lot of them in our living room at night. Our tuxedo cat always knew when I was really sick and would lie right by my side all night, though he was not a lap cat normally. I did feel more protected with cats inside the house and wish I could have our time share cat indoors w/o my having sneezing fits.
Our dogs did not seem to discriminate. They just wanted attention. Not all, but most Narcs I've known have had dogs, since they give unconditional attention w/o criticism, what Narcs crave most. I had one cat who could tell if someone did not like cats, but we've never had dogs who did that.
We have a neighbor who walks his 2 goats on leashes like dogs. We would love a couple of goats to mow our lawn, but I think they would eat all the flowers too, and I've heard they are a major headache despite the cuteness factor. Anyone on here have goats?