If you’d have posed the above question to me a week ago I would have said no. As much as I love animals and miss my cats terribly since the divorce I wouldn’t have said that they made a difference to us as a family.
Ask me a week later and my answer has changed considerably to a huge resounding YES. Why? Because for the last week I’ve been dog sitting the most adorable terrier for my boss at work and for one week there was so much laughter and fun in our house it was a different place to be in.