In reverse order: new hoards are at the top
If you're reading the stories, it's probably best to scroll all the way down and read up. Some hoards are deliberate, some I just couldn't bear to trade away once I had them because of a superawesomedesign.
Added March 28th Rise of the Guardian
Current count: Click
The first pet I get out of the Easter box, I fall in love with it instantly. This is rare for me, but I love this guy's design and colors so I'll be hoarding him and his dark brown brother. His expression reminds me of Bunny from Rise of the Guardians. XD
Added March 14th Spicy Chili
Current count: Click
My boyfriend's chili is one of my favorite things to eat. <3 My mother gets heartburn with ketchup, so I grew up never having any spicy foods ever. With a little bit of acclimation, spicy chili and tacos are now some of my favorite foods.
I don't eat beans though, and it's impossible to find chili in restaurants that don't have beans. Boyfriend makes me meat chili with the reasoning, "beans are a poor man's filler."
Added Dec 28th Soda Pop!
Current count: 194
I'm ecstatic that CS finally got a soda pet after four years
. It's not quite what I wanted, but it's pretty close!
Maybe someday I'll see that orange soda dog come to CS. I hoard all outcomes of this litter.
Added October 22nd In His Eyes
Current count: 89
I saw someone on the outcomes thread that said this was a "lazy" litter and looked just like the parents. First off, the tail stripes are way different and the eyes are gorgeous. This litter is so much better than either parent, that I made a hoard in partial defiance to the person that said this was a lazy litter. ^_^; Also because the song with this title from the Jekyll and Hyde musical.
Added October 22nd Tiny Rats! Squeak! Squeak!
Current count: 69
Gosh, I feel like I'm adding hoards too fast, but the tiny rats on this dog are so adorable and rather detailed for their size. I just can't bear to trade my extra away ^_^;
Added October 1st Knights, Kings and Ladies of Gradea
Current count: 100Clicky!
Not finished yet, but as I've said, I absolutely adore the armor items. Maybe one day I'll get around to writing the story that's buzzing around in my head for these guys.
Added Sept 21stRunic Dreams
Current count: 220
I wanted to hoard the owls and rats for a while, I just couldn't come up with a good enough reason or name for the hoard. When the September Owl grew, I decided hoarding these pets in the same folder as an offshoot of my "Fire and Brimstone" hoard was a good enough reason since all of them have qualities of the "Fire and Brimstone" hoard, but they don't quite fit with that theme
Added May 14thRaised Roses
Current count: 8
I trained Guide Dogs for the blind since I was 10. Of course I couldn't get my own dog until I was 12, but every year after that up until I went into the military, I've had a dog each and every year.
Many of them ended up being breeders which are the best of the best, so the "top 10% of only a 15% graduation rate". This is not a numbers hoard, but a record of every dog I've had.
Added April 16thPastel Lilies
Current count: 121
Another one of those "This is a really pretty design and I can't trade them away." hoard
Added April 16thSkeeter's Paddock
Current count: 45
My first horse was an Appaloosa that looked kinda like this horse. He was barn sour and taught me a lot about handling problem horses. R.I.P. Skeeter
Added Feb 22ndMore Stripes!
Current count: 110
Stripes are awesome but they also have to be 'just so' or they don't look right to me. These butterflies were gorgeous, so I started to hoard them.
Added Feb 22ndFuuuuuuu!
Current count: 10
Yes, that is misspelled on purpose XD Foo dogs are awesome. Red and gold is even more awesome, so this dog makes a hoard.
Added Dec 19 2011Lightbulb Spiders
Current count: 12
Spiders are amazing creatures. Yes they are creepy, but they also eat bugs so that makes them okay in my book. I let them live whenever I see them because I hate bugs. We even had a bathroom spider for a time that would hang out in the bathroom. We'd feed him water off a Q-tip. When I was in Japan, I had a mukade climb up the drainpipe and crawl on my toe when I was in the shower. The stories about their painful poison are frightening. Soon after I killed the mukade with a broom handle, there was a clock spider living in the room adjacent to the shower room. At first I tried to shoo him out, but apparently the spider's defense is to play dead. After learning they eat mukade, I let it live in there for as long as it wanted despite being the size of my hand.
When I saw these lightbulb spiders I decided they were simply too adorable to trade off. I can imagine them all sitting on a light string: "Yes, we are bulbs. Pay no attention to us!" XD
Added Oct 21 2011Cervidae
Current count: 49
So pretty. I guess the guys remind me of The Endless Forest? I'm not sure why, but I see these dogs as a very nicely patterned deer.
Added Aug 14 2011Eyes of Telaria
Current count: 49
I remember seeing this guy as a puppy and thinking to myself, 'How gorgeous. I love the colors, but this is going to be one of those 'unloved litters' How sad.' I briefly thought about hoarding them, but I'm not hoarding just anything once a month all willy-nilly.
As luck turned out, I ended up getting three from being late to the pound. Hence, this mini-hoard was born.
Also, the sign on his leg as an adult reminds me of the sky rune in Rift:
Added July 22 2011Smoking Awareness Hoard
Current count: 27
Our apartment building caught fire this date. Turns out it was started by a house guest on the floor above us smoking a cigarette inside. As the apartment was built in the 1920's, straw was often used as insulation and went up like a tinderbox. We got out in good time but I lost many one of a kind things and precious memories.
Despite it's name, this is not so much an 'awareness' hoard, (what does hoarding have to do with others awareness anyways?!) but a reminder to myself to be mindful of the things lost due to the mistakes of others and the damage smoking can cause to others.
Added June 30 2011Fluffy Copper
Current count: 95
He looks so fluffy and soft...OMG Quaggas! <3
Current count: 153
I've been wanting a quagga
since the zebras came out. They came out on my birth month no less. I doubt it was intentional, but I get to pretend it was
Thank you so much Tyr!
A little more back story: As a kid, I absorbed everything like a sponge. I got so bored with the puzzles I had that I did them upside down just to make them more interesting. Mom happened to get a national geographic fact file sample pack in the mail. Despite my insistence on wanting the whole set, I was left with the sampler pack of 20 cards. Sine I only had 20, I read them over and over until I could recite the entire card from memory. It included some mammals and many extinct animals. The quagga was my favorite. Silent Night
Current count: 51
Breathtaking design. Based on the song my mom used to sing to me.Quagga lookalike
Current count: 114
I've been wanting a quagga
since the zebras came out. It was close enough for me to love it. Plus, STRIPES! <3CAAAAAAKKKKEEE!!!
Current count: 101
I have a deep love for fresh velvet cake. Don't ever eat a whole one at once.
I lived alone for a while, so who's to say I couldn't eat a whole one? The next morning in the midst of panicking and thinking I needed to go to the hospital, it never occurred to me how much red dye is in that cake. >.< Thankfully I figured out what was going on before the guys at the hospital could laugh me out.
This is also my Tribute to Allie Brosh
who's posts always always make me laugh. Ricar's Wish
Current count: 244
Based on Ricar, My Istaria character.
And... a ton of other characters that use the same color scheme. Like my avatar.Sea of Wind
Current count: 12
My tribute to the Kirins in the anime The Twelve Kingdoms.Sakura Season
Current count: 37Clicky!
My hoard of Japanese themed pets- 5 of each color of butterfly and many different dressed up pets. If anyone has any suggestions for combination of kimonos and dog design, please PM me and I will add it Call of the Wild
Current count: 24
My favorite book when I was a kid. I had Littlest Pet Shop dogs: one for each character in the book. I would play out the entire book for weeks at a time. I alternated between it and Bambi to keep it from getting old. I couldn't act out Bambi as often because it involved stealing my Dad's Christmas decorations which went perfect with the McDonalds toy Bambi. Boy was he mad when I snipped off the glittered antlers to make a mommy Bambi XD Noble Guard of Koen
Current count: 27
This is one of those hoards where the design is so beautiful I just can't trade them away.Griffins!
Current count: 32
So glad we finally got Griffin sets to flesh out the 4 main mythical creatures.Ode to a Natural Color
Current count: 162
When I joined CS, I loved the 2nd gens. I preferred natural colored dogs over the 'funny' colors of pink and blue and green. Toxics were my least favorite. My opinion has changed since then, but this litter reminded me of my first days on CS. It is not often we get good natural colored dogs. Plus one of them have the awesome eye color of the UR cat.Memories of School Days
Current count: 39
Growing up, I loved the fall because it made the walk home from school less boring. I tried to collect all colors of leaves before I got home. Mom would get mad if I tried to bring them in the house though. This hoard is an omage to that.Yet another dragon hoard
Current count: 266
Like everyone else, I scrambled for these when they first came out. Such a wonderful lineart.Wolves!
Current count: 90 and 10
Yup. Wolves. 'Bought time we finally got this design Spots and Stripes
Current count: 67
My hoard of spots and stripes was created when pets were only 15 to a page or something like that, 5 to a line. We could also change the url so that as many pets as you wanted could be seen at a time. I may end up trading this hoard since the effect no longer works. Recently added: striped Thylacine horses.Line of the Zodiac
Current count: 389
The eyes! They glow! What a wonderful litter!Noble Heart Horse
Current count: 356
Yes, the name of the hoard is based on a Care Bear. While I don't like CS horses, this draft design makes it awesome.Firestar Dogs <3
Current count: 370
Tess did an amazing job with this dog. I'm not creative enough to come up with my own fursona, but if I had one, this dog's pattern would be it
I rabidly collect these guys.Final Fantasy
Current count: 21
A deliberately small hoard, this is my tribute to the Final Fanstasy series. My favorites are still 8, 10 and 3.Jade Dreams
Current count: 100
The colors on this dog are amazing. I whipped up 100 of them as my tribute to the design.Goldeneye Pizzazs
Current count: 100
The colors on this dog are amazing. I whipped up 100 of them as my tribute to the design.Of The Dead
Current count: 285
I started hoarding the rats, PPS puppies and the rabbits when I saw they all had the same design. At first it was just for a lack of nothing to do with my rare trade fodder, but they did grow on me. Being able to collect subsequent pets from this past Halloween to go with them was a treat.Fennic Foxes
Current count: 156
These creatures were an absolute joy when Shima Luan presented us with a new lineart. I promptly collected 100 of them but added more when Valentine's came about.Fire Owls!
Current count: 131
My online handle for years had the word 'Phoenix' in it. I like collecting fire and flame based animals as a tribute to my old handle, but I am picky and they have to look right. Malk did this owl justice.Fire and Brimstone ^^
Current count: 330
Continuing with the fire theme, I collected animals that had a fire them with a bit of darkness in them. At first it was just the birthday dog, but as pets were released, I added more.Rainbow's Bliss
Current count: 146
Only certain designs go in this hoard, but it was originally created for the Valentine 2nd gen horses.Pocky
Current count: 60
Seemed fitting to hoard the first item on the site. Plus it looks cool as a wall Archer's Family
Current count: 63
Archer has quite a large family. With seven brothers and sisters and they all have children and grandchildren of their own, I collect any of these petsFish Pond
Current count: 2737
My first true hoard. The old lineart looked like the top of a koi in a pond. I lived in Japan for most of the time and I adored this fish that reminded me of home. Many people didn't like these fish pets, so I took them in and traded happily for them.