Can you blame me for missing such a great friend and companion? Yes, my house is cleaner, Yes, it's nice not worrying about him running away. Yes, it's great planning a vacation without having to board a dog.
Even Hippocrates hinted at this powerful connection when he said that he would rather know what sort of person has a disease than what sort of disease a person has. He also said that natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.