Owning pets, well one takes on the role of mother to them! I have Bronte, the Shetland Sheepdog, Porthos Fat Cat, and our new edition, Rosalind the German Shepherd. Having them in our lives brings on an enjoyable stress (oxymoron?). They bring laughs with their silly selves, but can be a pain. Especially when housebreaking the new pup! Overall, they play a role in our lives!