I can always depend on the company of my cat at the dinner table. He sits on the stool with his paws on the counter waiting for me to give him a morsel of food. I can be the poster child for things you shouldn't let your pet get away with!
Our SPCA believes that if you adopt an animal it should be part of the family. (Not necessarily to this degree.) We don't want to see dogs chained outside, or cats that live outdoors. Pets bring great joy to many people. I can't imagine my life without them.