Though I love my human family dearly I must admit since hubby and I are in our retirement years our two dogs are our world.
Everything revolves around them especially our rescue girl Rosa who is an ex breeding dog who was badly abused and neglected.
I do find they are very therapeutic and add to our daily lives
It's funny how when we retire or have 2 stay at home due 2 ill health like me our pets become our world, my husband knows my 2 cats are above him for my affection!! My 2 cats are rescue cats and are both spoilt rotten as we don't have children, well they are our children!!
Aw I've been disabled for around 40 years now and a permanent wheelchair user for 20+
Pets have always played an important role in my life even with the children.
Hubby Ray is the same lol the dogs always come first but he loves hem to bits to.
Rosa is our Rescue girl she was so badly neglected and abused it's taken her well over a year to be ok with hubby, men are her worst nightmare.
Our dogs are like our children to, they're just like toddlers, vulnerable without the care love and attention we give them aren't they.