If you have ever experienced true and unconditional love, the reality is that you are most likely a pet parent. I still remember the loss of my first companion, Cleo, a beautiful Doberman, when I was 20 years old. She came to us from a shelter and was ill with cancer shortly thereafter.
As you could imagine, the pain of losing her was powerful. The bond forged in pet parenthood was the most unbiased and unwavering love I had ever experienced.