: had a cocker spaniel/poodle mix which was the cutest, sweetest, most loveable dog! He was so good with the kids, too! I use to have day care in my home and these kids use to pull his hair and try to sit on him! He would just sit there taking all the abuse till they stopped! He was a great dog. We had to put him to sleep last year after 15 years of loyal doghood!
I rest my case! That dog was an idiot! Any self-respecting dog would have bit the crap out of humans who abused him!
I've had mostly big dogs: three St. Bernards, a Malamute and two German Shepherds. I've also had small dogs: two Shelties (one was absolutely the finest dog one could want and the other was a total sociopath), and a "Benjie" type of dog, a female mutt-dog that I loved more than any dog I ever let own me.
I now have a single pet who I've had for 14 years and he and I are best buds: He's a Yellow Naped Amazon, and several people who post here have seen and met him. When I saw your comments about your Blue and Gold, I had to respond. My Nape is five times more tempermental than any Macaw that I know about, and he's worth every bit of the patience it takes me to keep him.
He's also an awesome talker and very intuitive. He knows when I'm and happy and he knows when I'm not. I would be heart-broken if I ever lost him. He's the best pet I ever had, and I DO love dogs. (Cats were made to be food and nothing more! ) But he's a special and exotic kind of pet and anyone whose ever owned a big parrot for a number of years will know exactly what I mean here.
I still dream for the day when a magestic Hyacinth Macaw will adopt me! (Twenty grand for one of those.)
Edited by - Farkel on 7 January 2003 0:36:59