I ask because a dear friend of mine seems to have accumulated 3 cats since his lovers death 18 months ago. The thing is, in the 20 years I have known him he was always a dog person. So the fact he got rid of his dog when his lover died and got a cat was a shock. :yup: The fact he then proceeded to get 2 more cats over the next few months is beyond baffling. He called me last week concerned that he was becoming one of those people. He wanted to know how many cats he could own before he would become known as that crazy gay guy with all the cats. :tongue: I said 5, just to make him feel better; but I think maybe 4 is the cut off. At some point you go from being a pet lover to a pet hoarder. Where is the line? How many cats can you own before the neighbors start calling you the crazy cat lady or crazy cat man? I don't think the size of your home matters either. :no: If you have 10 cats or 10 dogs and you live in a doublewide, or a 2 bedroom apartment, or a 3500 sq.ft. house; it's still 10 cats/dogs. I think that makes you crazy.