Having my cat and dog are really my first pets I have had.
I had a dog when I was younger but I was too young to understand what having a pet is all about.
I was not really mature enough to take care of a pet at that time. Frankly I'm not really that mature now, but in different ways (for examples you should follow me on twitter).
But now, I have a dog and a cat and I love them both and they seem to love me.
They still amaze me in how much they understand and express how they feel.
Recently, a co-worker has a 15 year old dog that has cancer. unfortunately they cannot perform any surgery so the dog is taking medicating and they are not sure how much longer the litte guy has. Its so upsetting to hear. It hurts more when I think about my dog going through that.
But I try not too. She's still young.
Don't think I forgot about my cat. I LOVE her too. she was around 4 years before my dog even existed.