In our fast-paced and lonely society, many people feel isolated and may not socialise with anyone for days. Yet humans are innately social. Having a pet allows forgiveness for many social sins. For instance, talking to oneself may lead to neighbours and friends getting the wrong idea about one’s mental health! However, pets make wonderful sounding boards, and they rarely talk back (parrots excepted). Talking to your pet seems to translate into your body language, which pets are experts at deciphering. Pets make a cheap and constant therapist. Plus, your pet will keep your confidence, guaranteed (again, parrots excepted!!!).