Here's an update. I was waiting to see what you all said and now that I've read all your post agreeing with me, I'll let you in on a little secret. The person who said that to me was my own boyfriend, Mark. Saturday night I was doing the dishes while he gave Kayla her bath, and Pedro went upstairs when I wasn't watching and pooped on the bedroom floor. He's a Chihuahua, they sometimes do that, and it was the tiniest of turds, not like a pile or anything. I blamed it on myself, I didn't let them out right after they ate like I usually do because I was doing the dishes. Mark had none of it. He was furious! He started saying Pedro had used his final chance and I asked him why he disliked animals so much and he said he used to think of animals as family members but it all changed when he had a kid and now she's his #1 priority and animals are just that...animals. He even went as far as to start ripping on people who are trying to save endangered species, he said that's life and evey time humans have a child, a tree is killed and another monkey loses his home, but that's the way it is, blah blah blah....He really got intense about it. He then told me that no animals should ever bite a human no matter what and started yelling about Cajun because he bit him in play once and he took it as a regular bite so now I have 3 biting animals (Emily play bites too, and he used to think it was cute) and if I can't see that there's something wrong with that, and if I don't downsize my animals, I have no business raising kids.....At that point I went upstairs and went to bed (We had had some martinis so I didn't feel like driving home just then) and sobbed myself to sleep. I woke up every hour and couldn't fall back to sleep. I knew in the morning I had to make the decision. The next morning I woke up, cried a little more, was ignored by Mark, got my stuff and left. I haven't heard from him since. I came home and thought about how much I loved him, how many plans we made and all the things we did together. My heart is broken and continues to break more with each hour that passes. I can't believe he would throw away what we had over this. From what he's told me, he has had nothing but bad luck with relationships, I mean, he dated some psychos, and our relationship was almost perfect, and he's letting it go because I have too many animals???? I'm really just blown away by it. Yesterday we went and took Kalya to see Santa, we went and got a Christmas tree, and decorated the house, ate dinner, and then...WHAM! It was over. I didn't even have time to drift apart from him, it's all such a shock right now. But I look at my animals and see how much they love me, and depend on me, and I know I made the right decision. I'm just hurting so bad right now. He was so wonderful otherwise, why couldn't he just accept me and my animals for what we are?