My family is not traditional but I'd have it no other way. We have two sweet Bengal cats. They are my little talkers. The breed is a mix between a house cat and an Asian leopard. You wouldn't want the Asian leopard as a pet though.
Pets are important family members because they provide love, entertainment, and companionship. Both kitties have epic battles and love to run around the house.
Sometimes my little kitties talk too much and that can get annoying but I try to play with them and run them out of energy. Chomps is the gray kitty and he is a little angel. He's so sweet and sniffs all my glasses and water bottles. He looks at me with his sleepy eyes and purrs so quickly.
Kirby is the dark brown kitty and he is my little project. He has a hard time sleeping through the night and his meow is more of a squawk which is not so comforting at 4:30 am. He is a runt and had a rougher upbringing. It took years for him to accept me.
I'm not interested in having kids and I love my little family. I love my husband too and we will be celebrating 17 years next month.