Pets are the Best: Tell Lambert Why He Should Get a Cat
Prompted by this comment. That's my baby, back when he was a youngling and was trapped in a sunbeam. He and his sister are my world, as in any cat-ruled household. Life is never that bad when one or both are purring somewhere on/near me.
Pets have been shown to do all sorts of good things for people. From saving their lives to improving health, providing companionship and moments of Grace...I can't imagine life without pets. And gosh darn it, I honestly believe there's one type of pet right for everyone, even the very poor or highly allergic.
Fish and a bubbling tank can be very relaxing (although you do have to keep em clean). Turtles are also kewl.
Do you have a pet, or have you had one? How has being owned by/"owning" a pet had a positive impact on your life? It's not a lie for me to say that my cats have at various times kept me alive.
If I had a religion, it'd be this: people who are kind and good, and who also care for cats and love them, get to come back after they die as equally well treated cats. Dog people can have the heretical sect of this faith.