Some people think it sounds crazy to call a pet your friend. I can say without hesitation nor embarrassment that some of my best relationships have been with animals. In fact, during the low point of my life it was my pets who helped me the most in keeping my sanity. My pets have always seemed to be in tune with my emotions. During the times I’ve cried my pets have come running over to help me and even licked the tears off my face. Pets might not replace our human friendships but they certainly do enrich them. I have to guess those who don’t understand the mutual adoration shared between animals and humans, simply haven’t been given the opportunity…at least not yet.