God has blessed us with all sorts of creatures that can be our companions–all different, but also with important things in common. Like the ability to play with you; even the ability to love you. Many mammals have those qualities. And a lot of birds do, too.
We’ve got more than our usual ration of bad news, these days; but I think these birds will cheer you up.
And someday I’ll try to tell you why I’m so fond of reptiles, too.