I think everyone should have a pet. Not just because they are fantastical in so many ways, but because they kinda give a single girl purpose.
I can't sleep my life away and be depressed, unless I want poo and pee all over my floors. I gotta get up and take the dogs out.
When your cat jumps up and lays next to you and starts purring when you pet her, it makes you feel needed. Not just for the food and shelter, but for the love you provide.
They make good kleenex for tears, and they never ask if you are "still crying over that jerk who hurt you". They just offer their love and support in a silent way.
And when you don't have kids to raise, or a man to really call your own..it makes you feel good when your "little family" is happy. When they all play nice, and learn new things. When they follow you around ever interested in what you are doing.
Today I'm thankful for that.