She shared her 2020 article, “At most 20 cats, 25 dogs and scores of parakeets and canaries have lived happily within my homes.” Two ponies, three donkeys and many horses, as well as hundreds of chickens and geese and turkeys, guinea fowls, quail and peacocks and homing penguins, have all populated my barns and sheds.

Calling her pets an “amazing group,” Stewart wrote, “Raising animals is serious business, and I try very hard to be a good owner to each and every one. They respond differently to me. Some are friendly, others more distant, while some don’t seem to know much about me. They all seem to understand and appreciate my concern for their well-being.