Dr. Beth, I have always had pets in my life. When I was a kid, I had dogs, hamsters, a snake and cats at various times. Since I have been on my own (I am in my mid-20s), I have continued to have pets. Right now my family includes 2 dogs and 3 cats. My friends think I am weird because I put the needs of my animals above just about anything else—even above social plans with them sometimes. They say I like animals more than I love people and that’s probably true. Do you think there is really something wrong with me?