Get a virtual pet. It will never die.
No. They die when the battery dies.
lifelong responsibility for their wives, kids, and themselves.
Exactly. And taking care of a pet greatly contributes to developing such a responsibility, already starting in childhood. Do you think people are naturally endowed with it?? :):)
And people like them.
Yes, I like cats for their independence. Dogs` subservience and obedience to their human masters is disgusting to me.