Only ALL the time. I can't leave for work in the morning without kissing Max and Speckles on the forehead and telling them "I'll be back later. I've got to go and make a buck".
We also have great conversations when I get home. I tell them all about my day and about the goings-on at Pet Talk.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!
Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.