My husband blurted out this morning "These cats. I really wonder sometimes if they are our pets or if we are theirs." I loved him for saying that. Instant comic inspiration.
It's true. We do a lot for our pets. It's okay though, because they do a lot for us.
If I'm ever feeling sad, I hold Monica for a while and feel better very quickly. It's something about her energy. All animals have wonderful energy.
The next time you complain about having to do something for them, think about how much they have given to you. I'd say it's an even trade.