Pets have always been a source of comfort for me. Unconditional love from happy, non-judgmental cutie pies. Anyone feel the same way?
Pets have been a great way to dealing with my anxiety, when I was in North Africa I had 4 tortoises and a dog, I always enjoyed being around them, they don't judge you and you can have a 'naive' relationship with them that you couldn't have with humans.
I really wanted a dog when I was a teenager, but my mom was opposed to it. I garden now and I feel like it has some of the same effects. I enjoy having something to take care of and routinely check on.