Top Ten Tuesday: Animals I want to adopt

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hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

I didn’t feel like the topic today, so I thought of something different and not book related at all πŸ˜€ We are planning to own a hobby farm soon, and I LOVE all the animals. Here’s the ones I want to live with. We already have 2 adorable bunny rabbits and 3 chickens (2 Rhode Island Red and 1 Araucana).

A German Shepherd

shepherd

I always wanted one, but never had enough space. I think it’s cruel to keep a big dog in an apartment or to not provide him with enough space to run & play. So the first thing I will do, when I have enough space & time is to adopt a puppy! Can’t wait, it’s always been a dream!

A Pyrenean Mountain Dog

Great_Pyrenees_Mountain_Dog

LOOK HOW FLUFFY!! I fell in love with them. They are so chill and very good with other animals! And BIG. I prefer big dogs to small ones. Although I love every animal^^ The plan is to get both dogs as pups so they become best friends ❀

Goats

goat

Awwww! Not sure which breed we’re going for, but we would like to make our own cheeses etc, so goats would be neat. A cow would need too much space, otherwise I would consider one as well.

Sheep

sheep

It’s still a maybe. Because we would mostly want them for their milk and not wool. I haven’t looked into it so much, but it’s not that common in Australia to have dairy sheep. Need to do some more research.

Alpacas

alpaca

Why not? πŸ˜‰ I see 2 cute alpacas every day on my way to work. They do chase away foxes and make good pets <3. And alpaca wool is so soft and nice!

Ducks

ducks

Duck eggs! Seems like a good edition to the farm and baby ducks are the cutest.

More Chickens

wyandotte

I LOVE having chickens so much. I can’t remember the last time I bought eggs at the supermarket. Chickens are super easy to care for and nice, fresh eggs in the morning are the best surprise πŸ™‚ I’d like to have a Wyandotte and more Araucanas.

Of course I’d have to quit my job then, as this would be my full-time occupation πŸ˜‰ I’d also love a donkey. Just because. Donkeys are awesome! Mr. DZ is not too excited about it though.. he’d rather have a pig, so he can make his own salami one day 😦

About cats… Mr. DZ hates cats. I love cats and had the perfect cat in Germany. No other cat could ever live up to him, so I probably won’t adopt another.

How about you? Do you share your home with any of those lovely animals or different ones? Do you want to? πŸ˜€ Let me know in the comments!

23 comments

  1. How much goat cheese have you eaten before? I found it extremely ummm, “flavorful” compared to cow cheese and really can’t eat it. Plus, goats eat anything.

    Sounds like you are on your way to having your own petting zoo! maybe you could charge admission and make money that way too πŸ˜‰

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    1. We love goats cheese! (And any other kind of cheese…). And Mr. DZ is a chef, so he will find use for any product πŸ˜€

      I don’t want any strangers on my property πŸ˜€ That’s the reason we want to move out there^^ So petting zoo only for friends & family πŸ™‚

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  2. I love those mountain dogs! Cool story: There’s a park nearby where I walk hills and trails, and have for years. There’s an old man (probably in his 90s) who walks very slowly along the path with his Great Pyranee (what they’re called here). The dog is unleashed and probably the most well-behaved dog I’ve ever met. He doesn’t mind walking along at a snail’s pace and stopping constantly while his human talks to others on the path. Whenever the man stops, the dog just stands by his side, sometimes moving off the path to make sure no one is afraid of him. I’ve seen little kids that are a quarter of the dog’s size come hug him with his human’s permission. The dog is so gentle. I’ve been gone for the last four years so I haven’t been walking these trails, but I came back last summer and I walked them a few times. I didn’t see the old man and I wondered if he’d passed away or become unable to walk or just moved (I used to see him nearly every day) but apparently I was just missing him because I did finally see him on one of my walks out! Still shuffling along with that beautiful dog. It just made my heart soar!

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  3. There is a belgium/german Shepard mix living next door in an apartment as small as mine. But my neighbor is always outdoors with her and they do a lot of training. I know the dog and both make a perfect couple. So don’t generalize the lifes of dogs living in smaller apartments. We have a lot of green, parks and hills around.
    And please be aware that getting puppies means a huge amount of work and training. And I remember that you were a little hesitant with dogs in the past. But I hope you can adopt the perfect partner for you.
    And there is a question… Even if you don’t need the sheeps wool… Do they have to be shaved nevertheless?
    I will definitely visit you one day to meet all your animal companions. I love to work hard and I will give you a helping hand πŸ˜€

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    1. Ah yes, of course there’s always exceptions. Good on your neighbour! That’s how you do it right. Parks and greenery like you have close to your place definitely help. I am talking more about inner city dogs who don’t have it available close to their little apartment. I don’t think that would be the perfect place for a big dog to live.

      I am still careful with new dogs I meet πŸ˜€ You never know! But once I know they are fine with me and I was able to pet them, we are friends. Fortunately lots of our friends here have dogs and we are around them often. Walking coffey in the evenings helped as well πŸ˜‰ He was a good boy!

      We are thinking about getting pups for a couple of years now and are still doing tons of research. We are also aware, that one of us has to be stay-at-home puppy parent for the first time, but that’s fine πŸ˜€

      The sheep (and alpacas) still have to be sheared but I already had a look into how I can use the wool. That’ll be interesting! And any we don’t need, we can give away/sell/swap πŸ˜€ I hope our neighbours have cows so we can swap for milk!

      You definitely have to visit me one day, please!!! πŸ˜€ And we gotta skype soon, maybe at the weekend?

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  4. Indeed, apartments and dogs don’t mix – especially when the human part of the team is away for most of the day at work.
    Dogs – no matter how big – deserve some space to run and… be dogs. On the other hand, how can we resist to such a pleading stare as that adorable German shepherd? πŸ™‚

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  5. GOATS!! πŸ˜€ I wouldn’t mine having a pet goat, especially a kid because they’re so cute. My grandparents had lots of them when I was a child. (We also ate lots of goats too and drank goat milk.)
    Ah, chickens. I’ll only warn that they can be messy. My grandparents had chickens too. We kept them in a chicken coop (hen house, I guess) but they were free to roam the yard. A couple times (maybe twice) they got in the kitchen and shit everywhere. Not fun.
    Donkeys can be sweet. My grandparents had a donkey or two. I was scared of it but had fun riding it to the river with my cousins and grandfather. It usually looked bored though.
    We also had dogs (I wasn’t a fan), cats (I liked them but they’d steal my food when I’m not looking), and cows (which I loved looking at cause they chew and chew and chew and then stop and look at you like “why you staring at me.” I decided that cows are sassy), and pigs.

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  6. I love that the sheep in the picture is sticking out his tongue. Maybe you could have a barn cat to keep the mice and rats away from all the hay and grain you’ll need to feed your menagerie? That way you both have and don’t have a cat?

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