They are. I want one so bad!
Now I feel that Deuce might be slipping away from me because I can't get there to get him without a car! Amtrak won't accommodate pets like the airlines will.
The only other way to get there is to rent a car.
Yes, I was told that they are subject to health problems later in life, which at times can shorten their life span. But with continued maintenance, good health practices, a healthy lifestyle and goo eating, they can live long happy and healthy lives.
And yes, they DO like to fart! They're just like humans, in a way. They want the same things that we do; To be loved, wanted, understood and live long healthy lives.