A lot of people don't get people who love animals. Some of my best friends don't love animals and they have very patiently tolerated all of my animals through the years. But, I can tell you that as a caregiver they are the best possible medicine for me. When I get home they are jumping for joy with all the unconditional love only an animal can have. When I am crying they are right there in my face trying to lick my tears. When I am happy, they are happy. When I am lonely they are my company. I will tell you that my dogs are as spoiled as dogs can get and they are very jealous of each other. One is a poodle and one is a schnauzer and they don't mix well ......during the day. But when it's night, night time they are two big teddy bears and all of their dislike for one another goes out the door.