They comfort me.
A study of a twice-weekly dog visitation program in rest homes showed significant decreases in depression, anxiety, and confusion.
The survival rate for heart surgery patients is higher for those who have dogs in their home than those who don't. Those who own dogs tolerate stress better and have lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Your heart rate tends to be lower when you sit quietly or read aloud in the presence of a furry friend than when you do so alone.
Your furry friends give you unconditional acceptance. They listen to the same story again and again, just as though it was the first time.
Take care of those furry friends. Remember, their life spam is shorter than ours. So love them back, unconditional.