My partner came back today with a surprise - two cats from a rescue!
Both desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped. Both indoor cats. One is an older mostly white female cat named Lily, pretty shy, she came from a traumatic experience and was going to be put down this week because no one wanted an older cat, they all wanted kittens. Verdict's out on whether we keep her, only because we're not yet sure whether she'll settle in to our family. The other is a friendly and curious but not overly-crazy male grey tabby kitten (about 3 months old) with four white paws, called Mr Tibbs - he's settled in already!
They join our eight fish (two goldfish, a danio and five barbs) and dog (a daft male AmStaff x goodness-knows-what. We're going to introduce the new additions slowly but they won't have much contact in any case, because the cats will always be inside and the dog only comes in on his leash when he's about to go out for a walk, or when he's getting a bath.
I guess this makes up for not having a horse!*
*Not quite ;)