Well... because they are loyal. They greet you when you come home. They don't use abusive language. They don't care about your looks, or what you do for a living. They don't care about getting old. They don't care about your race, or your gender, or what sex you're attracted to... and they don't care if you're handicapped. They don't care about the deficit, or the NASDAQ, or what brand of car or handbag you own. They don't care who is who. They don't care about money and hold no greed. They don't give a shit about Freud. They don't do drugs, nor are they alcoholics. They don't pretend to be better than you, or pretend to be something they're not... they act as is. They don't preach bullshit, nor do they practice hypocrisy. They don't make unfeasible promises, or constant excuses. Their smiles are authentic. Their affection is authentic. They don't flake. They are steadfast... and they love trees. They don't care about politics, nor do they use weapons of mass destruction. They don't bitch about nonsense. They don't break the law. They don't turn on you. They don't lie, or cheat, or steal (well, sometimes they steal). They don't pollute the environment, or trash the ocean, or perform harmful tests on each other. They don't dwell on the past and act like victims, when in reality, they actually ARE the victims. They love the simplest of things; such as string, a cardboard box, or a ball... and of course, table scraps. They love watching birds. They are cognizant, and do not commit acts of war, murder, or rape. They have no religion, and don't care what you engage in. They are self-conscious, but hold no ego. They love sunshine. They are snuggly soft. They do not bring superfluous drama to your life; rather, they bring unadulterated, unconditional love... and pure heartfelt comedy. They have extraordinary personality. They are innocent. They can be jealous, but hold no malice. They often protect you, and in return, they rely on sanctuary. They have feelings. They are content. They are heart and soul. They are what proper love should be. They are family. They are beautiful.