Animals are very important to me, whether that is the dogs I grew up with, the cats my wife and I got together, the loving Labrador or Siberian Husky we have, or even the animals I see at the Zoo when nobody else seems to want to be there.
Our cats are siblings (brother and sister), the male has Cerebellar Hypoplasia; He walks funny, tends to pee and poop right next to the litter box rather than inside it, and can't jump or scratch furniture.
We have a Black Labrador and a Red/White (mostly white) Siberian Husky. They have slept curled up together every night since both joined our family, and because I work from home, are very attached to their human.
I do have to leave the Lab behind on walks during the cold Winter here in Illinois, while the Husky has a strong coat, the Lab would freeze. This was my primary motivation in having a Siberian Husky, and I've not been disappointed by his energy or companionship in the colder months.
Visiting a Winter wonderland with my Husky: