Our chihuahua is very special for us. We are concerned of it's living nature and it's feelings by:arranging our time of leaving it alone when we travel, providing a nice, secured and cozy place to sleep, taking time to find a bag of food that will provide a complete nutrition (almost want to taste it), being aware of vaccination, taking it outside for walks, keeping it's body clean and having stuff around for educational playing time, proving time for sharing with other dogs...our "Chiquito" is like our baby.
Yes, my cat is very sick. When she was healthy my husband and I always said that it was silly to spend so much money on a pet but now she's here and old and ill and we love her so much that it all seems worth it. It's tough though, she and I are both pretty sick and high maintanance, so sometimes I feel guilty that we don't give her enough attention.