pet owners are one of the biggest problems in modern society. most people who own pets use them as surrogates for real relationships with flesh and blood human beings. humans were meant to live in communities with other humans, they were not meant to be cordoned off in small rooms with non human animals "keeping them company." it's bizarre and sick. the idea that a being kept in a state of dependence and stockholm syndrome is a replacement for a human is asinine and is the peak of delusion.