I'm sorry, but I just had to say that...my animals are soooo much to me. I have two dogs and a cat and I spend more time with them that a lot of my family and friends. My mom recently passed away (about 7 months ago), and I can honestly say that my dogs have helped me more than any of my friends who are too wrapped up in themselves to talk about it....It's been the worst time of my life, and just having my animals there to pet and love me and play with have helped extremely. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM! ...ok, I'm done.