Would be interested to know if all you parkinsons sufferers prefered dogs or cats . I prefer cats
i'm allegic o cats who are selfish fleabags that dig their claws into your lap
dogs are loyal but dim and smelly.
tortoises are best - no hair, fleas, claws, but patience is required when playing fetch.
That made me laugh.Dare I say it, but perhaps a tortoise is the perfect pet for someone with Parkinson's.
I believe that I am on record as shaying (or, more correctly, -shinging to a shmall guitar)
"oh pushy, pushy, pushy my love, what a wonderful pushy you are, you are, what a wonderful pushy you are"

(well, shomeshing like that)

that is a vote for 'cat'