I just read on SFGate.com that new research published by the American Psychological Association (APA) shows that pets are also important sources of social and emotional support for "everyday people."
Well, knock me over with a feather!
They said, "Specifically, pet owners had greater self-esteem, were more physically fit, tended to be less lonely, were more conscientious, were more extraverted, tended to be less fearful and tended to be less preoccupied than non-owners."
Just take a look at the following photo of my 3 Chows. You see Love, Carefree Happiness and Caring all in one photo. Doesn't need a scientific study....
John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area