The relationship between humans and companion animals is actually not complicated. It is considered unconditional love but with this love, there is responsibility. Companion animals look for us to provide for their basic needs, i.e., food, water, medical care and shelter. This is not to be negotiated and we must not neglect any of these if we choose to bring a pet into our home. But to receive the love of a pet, we must first give love and attention.
Most feel this is not to be negotiated either!
And as an idea, always remember to adopt from your local animal shelter – the rewards are endless! Additional thoughts, anyone?