Speaking of hoarders
Herald.com | 10/02/2005 | Beyond 'cat lady': Pet hoarding not that uncommon
I am relieved to see that most animal hoarders depended on pets to be their stability when they were growing up. "In many instances, he said, the obsessions with pets disappeared in early adulthood. But ultimately they turn back to animals later in life, and when that return occurs, it's really in a dysfunctional kind of way. And we see the hoarding begin.''
For the record, I had barely touched a cat until I started dating a guy who had two at age 26. :)
And anyway, I'm down to, um.. well, let's not talk about that.