I have a lovebird named Dixie (well, really, Dixie has a human named Amy – if you have a parrot, you know what I’m talking about). When I bought her and was told her lifespan, I realized I would have her until I was at least 40 – a long time. She’d be there to help me through all sorts of things in life. And since then, she’s done just that, and has always been the one I could come home to and tell about my day, guaranteed she’d pay attention. This is just one of a million reasons why I like my pet more than I like most people.
She’s never too busy for me. Sure, sometimes she’s eating or napping, but she’s always eager to hang out and snuggle and is happiest when I’m right nearby. If I’m up and moving around at 2am, she STILL wants to sit on my shoulder.
She gets along with everyone. She likes my friends, she LOVES my family, and my family loves her right back – my parents call her their grandbird. One of Dixie’s hobbies is giving lots of kisses, and how cute is that? It’s hard to find someone who everyone you know likes, but I did it!
She’s easy to please. She’s bossy about people keeping her company, but you don’t have to focus all your attention on her. She’ll listen to whatever music I want, or watch my favorite TV programs without complaint. Gifts? Give her a magazine to shred, apple pieces, or her very favorite, scratches on her head, and she’s stoked. It makes birthdays SUPER easy.
Admittedly, my human buddies have certain advantages – they can hold up their end of a conversation, rarely bite, don’t shriek at me when they want my snacks, and they’re potty trained, too – but nothing beats a good snuggle with Dixie. My life is SO much better just because of one little bird.
Can you relate to me? Do you like your pet more than you like most people? Let me know what kind of pet you have in the comments.