What does the speaker mean by “I was taking care of animals”? What animals are they?

QuestionsWhat does the speaker mean by “I was taking care of animals”? What animals are they?
Subir Das Roy asked 6 months ago

From “The old man at the bridge” by Earnest Hemingway.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 6 months ago

The speaker, that is, the old man wants to say that he has no family but his pet animals. He spends all his time by taking care of those animals. 
 
The old man says, “There were three animals altogether”. There were two goats and a cat. Then there  were four pairs of pigeons too.

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