Yeah, your pets cost you a few bucks when you have to take them to the vet. But aren't they worth it?
For that matter, is it possible they've saved you from a few trips to the doctor? Pets do certainly enhance life for humans.
And Carlyn Montes De Oca says there are real health benefits for humans in keeping animals around.
She writes of those benefits in Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse.