I don’t think it’s entirely fair to compare Republicans to snakes. I like snakes. In my early 20’s I worked in a couple of pet shops and even a zoo. I had pet snakes until I was hired by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1997. I couldn’t take my two Boa Constrictors to Hawaii as snakes are not allowed there. Since then I never got another one. I don’t think I’ll ever have another snake as I’m not in the zone for the maintenance. I still love snakes and I’m usually fascinated by all animals.
I don’t think Chubbs, my Beagle, will allow me to give attention to another animal (not that he thinks he’s an animal).