Yes! I had many pets growing up, too many to put here. As an adult, I once owned an extra large white rabbit, named Benny, he was extremely special, he thought he was a dog, no kidding. He had his own room, he used to run circles around me every morning. It was his way of saying good morning Joe. I currently own one dog, a Great Dane, her name is Heidi. She is quite the watch dog, but a sweet heart. I had 3 other dogs including Heidi, however, I had to eventually put all 3 down at different times but all in the same year. They had good long lives, 2 lived to be 17 years old and the one 15. Red, Dolly, and Crazy Marv. I tried to save them all until the vet advised it was time to give them peace. Letting a beloved animal go has been added to one of the hardest things I ever had to do in life. They all were part of our family. I spend well over 100 grand to try to save their lives that year, many say I was crazy but I loved them that much. The vet came to my house for all 3 to be put down. They were all a joy. Heidi is my best friend, next to my wife of course. Let's put it this way, if I locked my wife and my dog in the trunk of my care for one hour, I can guarantee my dog Heidi would be the only one happy to see me, lol. She is definitely my dog. My avatar shown here is a large portrait of her that was done on a extra large Canvas. Her Canvas Portrait has been duped and used at many dog shows. She has her own single bed in her own room. The room that was once my rabbit Benny's. Heidi is treated like the Queen that she is.
My hat goes off to all animal lovers.