(Picture: SWNS)A woman who loves animals and Lord of the Rings in equal measure has combined the two by naming her 90 pets after characters from the fantasy fiction.
If you share your home with 90 pets, chances are you shall not pass pretty much anything without bumping into a few.
But animal lover Adri Rachelle doesn’t mind so much and even allows up to four of them to cosy up with her in her 10-foot wide bed.
Adri’s massive collection includes Bilbo Baggins the mule, Gandalf the goat, Frodo the spaniel and two cats named Boromir and Faramir.
But the 31-year-old dog sitter from Atlanta, USA, admitted she is now running out of Middle Earth names.
So far she has managed to name 80% of her pets after J.R.R Tolkien’s famed characters.
The impressive batch includes: 22 rescue pigs, 12 dogs, eight chickens, six cats, four parrots, four horses, four peacocks, four rats, three guinea pigs, two goats, two ducks, two cockatoos, four mini cows, two alpacas, two ferrets, two geckos, two lizards, a mule, a hamster, a rabbit, a tortoise, and a python.
Adri with Leach, the gekko (Picture: SWNS/Adri Rachelle)
(Picture: SWNS/Adri Rachelle)‘I’ve always loved animals. I don’t think anyone is surprised that I’m living like this,’ said Adri who lives on a farm.
‘When I was a kid, my room was full of stuffed animals because I couldn’t get the real ones. Without fail, the pigs will join me in bed and usually, dogs and cats will come in too.
(Picture: SWNS/Adri Rachelle)‘I have set up tree branches in the headboard so the birds can sleep near me too. I’ve taken naps with my rats before as well.’
Adri splashes out a whopping $10,000 (£7,740) a year on veterinary bills and food for her pets, including frozen mice for her snake and roaches, crickets and super worms for her reptiles.
She laid down another $10,000 to animal-proof her 11,000 square foot guest house so her pigs, birds and guinea pigs could live inside.
She has even rigged the home with cameras so she can always keep an eye on her beloved animals.
(Picture: SWNS/Adri Rachelle)Adri has her feeding routine down to just 40 minutes a day and cleaning cages and enclosures take another half an hour.
She shares her animal-dominated life on YouTube and hopes to turn her home into a sanctuary so that she can take in even more animals.
‘I think for a normal person this would be a lot of work, a lot of noise and a lot of cleaning, but for me it is almost therapeutic,’ she added.
‘I get so much satisfaction from caring for my animals. I’m able to provide unwanted animals with a home.
‘This is my little piece of paradise.’
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