It hasn't been easy making sure to take our pets when we have been moving so much the last few months but I am NOT leaving them behind! They keep me company while the kids are at school and give me a reason to get up at times when the kids don't. They are getting to the point they can take care of themselves and the animals will always need me. I could never lie to the kids and tell them I am fine because the animals would tell on me. When I don't feel good they are all on the single bed with me, I cannot go to the bathroom without being followed by someone. My dog Zeus sleeps on my feet and keeps them warm. My cat, Backup, plays fetch. He loves pencils! you tap a pencil and he wakes up from where ever he is in the house and comes running! I throw the pencil and he brings it back, drops it off and waits for me to throw it again. Another cat we have, Teddy, loves water! and the vacuum.. They make me laugh, keep me company, and listen to me whine and cry.