I am a foster parent for tiny kittens who are too small and young to be adopted. I usually have them for a few weeks to months until they are two pounds. They are precious and hilarious and an awesome perk to hanging out with me :-)
I have lived in the Berkshires and in the mountains of Arizona, and I have lived in Manhattan, and I find Boston to be a really good compromise between city and country living, with all the access to culture but with a garden in the front yard and egg-laying chickens in the back.
I am definitely a mix of love for city and for farm/country life - I love nice restaurants and contemporary art as well as living in a cabin undisturbed by 'culture.' I'm equally happy getting dressed up and going to a party, dancing, or to a show, as I am staying in sweats all weekend and reading the New Yorker, cooking, and lying in my perfectly cloud-like bed.