Right, well I'm glad everyone's friends again.
Back to the initial post, it is obviously important that pets are taken care of. It doesn't matter how old the owner is, there must be someone, caring and responsible, to look after the pets. I started a thread, before, about birds being part of the 'entertainment industry'. I was concerned, but maybe it depends on how well the creatures are cared for.
"The secret of success is constancy to purpose" - Benjamin Disraeli.