we have lots of folks here with and without kids, or like me with grown kids/no grands. and lots of plant and animal lovers too! if you catch hisgal2 on line, she has some kind of "northern dogs" either huskies or malamutes. i can't remember which.
i just have a yard full of "mutts" although they aren't really. one is pomeranian (pure bred, a gift), one is had pedigreed parents, but mother was chihuahua and father was jack russel (another gift), and maggie the true mutt my son brought home from scout camp. she's dalmation, lab, and who knows what else. we just know her mom was lab/dalmation mix. she's a sweetie.
i also have an indoor cat, and outdoor cat, a feral cat i feed, and a gazillion neighbor and/or feral cats i'd love to disappear.
oh, and the 6 fish in my pond.