Never have a pet that can argue with you. That should be your top consideration when thinking about owning an animal.
In Germany, police were called to an apartment after a neighbor reported a loud argument that had been going on for some time. They found a man arguing with a parrot. The 22-year-old man told police that he was annoyed with the bird, which his girlfriend owns, and began yelling at it. The bird apparently can bark like a dog, but not speak.
A few observations about this:
- Of course the girlfriend owns something as annoying as a parrot, much less a parrot that barks like a dog.
- Clearly, alcohol was involved in this.
- Imagine explaining to your girlfriend when she comes home that police questioned you for arguing with her pet.
- This sounds like a healthy relationship.