Fact! Fact!!! Fact!!! How many people in your life plow you over with enthusiastic love every time you walk in the door even if all you did was just take out the trash. Just unconditional love and they are ready to do anything you are :). Think about truly, how does your husband welcome you home and how does the dog welcome you home?
... I see so many neglected, without sufficient clean water or food. Pet ownership should be allowed only after a course in pet responsibility has been taken & passed. Then a license & fee should be required for each pet. Perhaps people will treat their pets a little more like a living thing rather than a toy stuffed animal.