Today I am feeling so grateful for Emily, my cat,who really should be considered a person instead of a "what." She has been company to me during this period of isolation, though, of course, she does choose when she wishes to offer her affection. She sits in my lap often, sometimes pulling my hand down with her paw to rub her head, the only place she likes to be petted. She snuggles up close to me at night, sleeping with me in my bed.
She offered me companionship when no other was available.