Pets are a wonderful source of happiness. The love they exude for you helps release stress and makes you feel good. It is a known fact that petting a dog or a cat lowers high blood pressure. Only a pet owner can tell you the joys of coming back home to a pet. Whether you come back from a long holiday or just a stressful day at work - one look at your pet can take all that stress away.
James Ray - Philosopher, Lecturer, Author and Creator of Prosperity and Human Potential Programs explains in Rhonda Byrne's book The Secret:
"The principle of feeling good applies to your family pet... Animals are wonderful, because they put you in a great emotional state. When you feel love for your pet, that great state of love will bring goodness into your life. And what a gift that is."
I agree whole heartedly. Won't you?