I don't have a dog; my family used to years ago.I'm more of a bird gal. Birds are much easier to care for. Our lovebird , Daisy, is perched on my wrist while I blog, preening...
Besides, we don't need a dog since there are now two pugs living next door...barking at any movement in the backyard.
They go absolutely nuts when Cruiser, our resident duck, waddles by. Cruiser snorts hot air at the yappers. It's strange how the owners never really hear their barking animals--must be music to their ears. I also wonder whythey'd keep them outside in this intolerable heat?
Dogs are fine as long as they keep theiryaps quiet,and don't charge at me with teeth bared.That's happened only twice. I'm lucky the dog, on each occasion, was held back by a working electric fence. Unfortunately, many Florida communities don't allow fences around the property. Maybe I should capture the neighborhood alligator, leash it, and take it on walks with me... Tom's been bitten once in the past by an unleashed German Shepherd while jogging, requiring stitches on his leg. Paul was nipped on the ankle by a neighbor's Maltese while taking a walk. The Dog Whisperer would be very busy in our neighborhood... Like I said, I'd rather have a bird... quit pecking at me, Daisy!