Welcome To My Blog! Life in the farm is interesting and fun, and I hope you enjoy sharing the ups and downs of a life full of animals.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stepping Together, A Fresh Start

My Blog Has Been Quiet

… for the past few months, but I am going to change that, as I have changed a few other things. This will now be a pet-only blog, but I will be starting a new blog on Lifestyle and Sports, if you are interested.

But, Let me start off this fresh beginning with some numbers.

-         63% of all households in the U.S.A have a pet.
-     37.2% own dogs, 32.4% own cats, 3.9% own birds and 1.8% own horses.
-         75 million dogs, 88 millions cats, 16 million birds, 13.4 million reptiles, 24.3 million small animals,  9.6 million saltwater fish and 192 million freshwater fish are the amounts of animals kept as pets.
-         In 2007 $41.2 billion was spent on pets by households in the U.S, compared to $17 billion in 1998.

So what does this mean? Well, to me, it shows that the pet industry is continuing to grow, and that more people are enjoying the wonderful companionship of a pet each year.

Lets  take a look at my numbers:

2 Dogs
5 Cats
3 tanks of freshwater fish ( relatively small tanks)
7 horses
A beehive
19 Chickens

Yes, I may have an addiction.
Oh well. I’ll be sure to tell you more about my thoughts on Pets, and Animals in general, in my Blogs to Come!
Cheers, Q.A.A

P.S—my new Blog Name, Stepping Together, represents the relationship with people and pets….

And, because every blog needs a funny picture…


1 comment:

  1. Nice to hear there are crazy pet keepers out there like me! Lol

    I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 18 chickens and two ducks! It's busy, but I couldn't imagine a life without them.

    I'll follow you from now on. My blog is: http://aoxaschickens.wordpress.com/ if you are interested :) Mostly about my ducks and chickens, but my dogs and cats will show up from time to time.