What is a reasonable amount of pets for someone to own? The issue is that the last four women I've gone out with all had literal hoards of pets, is this becoming increasingly common (or was common before and I never noticed?). I don't understand the mentality of 3-4-5+ animals and continuing to shop around for even more pets. (Age range for these women is 20-30)
1st gal: 3 cats, snake, turtle
2nd gal: 2 cats, 2 dogs (actively looking for more)
3rd gal: 2 cats, 3 dogs (actively looking for more)
4th gal: 2-3 cats, 2 dogs, a rabbit, a horse (I know..), also actively looking for more
I grew up with a single dog. Later after the dog died, we had some birds (but they were small ones). Other people's houses I've visited over the years mostly had 1-2 dogs or 1-2 cats or like hamsters or something.
With the exception of the first gal, all three of the others were telling me about how they were looking forward to their next pet? Is it me? Am I being unreasonable (thought-wise) as to how many pets a person should own?
The fourth gal was quite (extremely) offended when I implied she was hoarding pets and was looking to buy a pitbull puppy (of all things). She also worked part-time 20-30 hours/week, and that her horse needed 2k+ a month in rehab training. My understanding is that the horse was lame (somehow) and instead of putting it down, the owners sold it to this gal-- who then used it to ride/do other horse related activities. From my understanding her ex-husband was making about 65-70k/yr and was paying for it. (2k/month [not including other upkeep/housing fees] == 24k/yr on a lame horse?)
I know the red flags are all over the place on number 4, but was I being unreasonable thinking that (any of the above) is hoarding?
Is this like a thing now? Should I keep it on the mental red flag list? (along with horses, dolphins, pixies/unicorns [other fantasy creatures]?)