We get friends who call our home a "fish farm", cos we had nearly 100 discuses at one point, we still have many discuses, cos many had died of old age. Now that I added one cat, my very close friend raised her eye brow and said we should have spent our money on human instead of pets, "Go adopt a baby instead of a cat". I wasn't at all offended, just knew she didn't like pets, and well she is free to dislike pets and I am free to "LIKE" pets. We are still close friend but now we don't talk about pets, she learnt to accept the fact that no matter what she says, I'll still have pets. No matter how much my mom hates pets, she will still be my mom, I can't change that.