• Question: Do you have any pets?

    Asked by chrisvw to Adam, Catherine, Karen, Leila, Nazim on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Catherine Rix

      Catherine Rix answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I have a cat called Alba (named after Jessica Alba, my boyfriend chose the name!)

    • Photo: Adam Stevens

      Adam Stevens answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      No, not allowed in rented accommodation usually. I would quite like a tortoise though.

    • Photo: Karen Masters

      Karen Masters answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I have a cat named Holly (named in honour of a movie star she reminded me of – can anyone guess who?).

      She’s actually American and moved back with me from the US about 3.5 years ago. She’s coming up for 9 years old and starting to get a bit smelly. 🙁

    • Photo: Leila Battison

      Leila Battison answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I have lots (although they live in Wales, I’m not allowed any in Oxford)
      I have 15 cats, an old english sheepdog, a goldfish, three geese, and ten peacocks (actually only one peacock, all the others are girls so they’re called peahens)

      We used to have angora goats and pigs too!

    • Photo: Nazim Bharmal

      Nazim Bharmal answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      No, although we help look after a funny old cat on our street called Squeaky (whenever she tries to meow, you get a squeak instead!). If I had to choose a pet, I’d chose a cat but a particular one called a Turkish Van (named after the city, not the type of truck!) because Van’s like water and they even go swimming if they can. That is really unusual in a cat so it would be fun to get one.