Mrs Davidson's dishwasher quit working, so she called a repair man. He couldn't accommodate her with an evening appointment, and, since she had to go to work the next day, she told him: "I'll leave the key under the mat. "Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll mail you the cheque. By the way, don't worry about my Doberman. He won't bother you. But, whatever you do, ...do NOT under any circumstances talk to my parrot!"
When the repair man arrived at Mrs Davidson's apartment the next day, he discovered the biggest and meanest looking Doberman he had ever seen. But, just like she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet, watching the repair man go about his business.
However, the whole time he was there, the parrot drove him nuts with his incessant cursing, yelling, and name-calling. Finally the repair man couldn't contain himself any longer and yelled: "Shut up, you stupid ugly bird!"
To which the parrot replied: "Get him, Spike!