Well, we have guns in our home. Quite a few, actually (rifles, shotguns and handguns). Three of the handguns were mine, before we were married.
Smoking, of any kind, is not allowed anywhere on our property (our most recent land purchase has brought us to over 150 acres), including, obviously, the house. This goes for guests or any hired workers. Sometimes people get a little annoyed by this but it is our property, our rules!
Edited to add: DRUGS are a no-way-in-hell on our property. I don't care if pot is legal or not (the voters in Washington state were obviously smoking it when they went to the polls... ). Wine and beer are okay (when served by us), but nothing else.
Other than smoking, anything pretty much goes. It is about consideration regarding dirt. Shoes are wiped on the mat and removed for inside (unless it is a worker, delivery person or elderly person). Dirt is healthy!
When he was young, ds brought in snakes (hell, so did I!) and other creatures he caught (such as voles, gophers, shrews, frogs, snakes and lizards). It was/is always interesting to look at these animals before releasing them back where they were captured (we have temp containers for captured critters).
We have rescue cages, of various sizes, for injured bird rehab, as well. Several years ago, we raised a Bohemian Waxwing from age approx. 3 days until it fledged, in an 8'x8'x8' netted, pop-up tent in our living room for a few weeks. It was wonderful to let it fly free, when the time came! We have done the same with quail, many songbirds, a Saw Whet Owl and an injured Osprey!
Edited by grahamsmom98 - 2/4/14 at 7:14pm