Having a pet is the most incredible experience in the world. I see now why they say people that have animals seem to live happier lives. We have some animals over the years and it is such a pleasant experience. Some pets were weirder than even weird scholarships, but the kids loved them all. They greet you when you come home, if you have a dog, they wag their tales. They are always in a good mood, and even seem to smile at you at times. It gives you a sense of responsibility and a sense of loving something. They keep you company when you are alone and protect you also. They run around and play with you even when you’re not in the mood. I’m really glad we have pets. It also keeps us accountable. Especially when you have something that needs exercise like a dog. It helps keep you fit, especially since we live on the 5th floor, going up and down the stairs multiple times throughout the day keeps you in shape.