Pets are important because they provide us with companionship and even with love. It isn’t good, however, to have a too close relationship with pets, or to treat them like human beings. Devoting too much attention to pets can prevent you from focusing on other activities and on relationships with people. Sometimes people who love their pets don’t want to become involved in other activities. They put their pet’s interests before their own. Then they live life for their pets and not for themselves. A person, who lives alone, might devote all his attention to his pet. A relationship with a pet is less complicated than a relationship with a person. Sometimes, it seems easier to choose pets over people. Pets give us a lot and they deserve our care and attention. It is never a good idea to go to extremes, however. It is important to balance your pet’s needs with your own.