Pets and emotional stability???
Gosh, I got the wrong ones!
Actually they are a comfort! They have a way of relaxing me, and increasing the joy in my life. The simple pleasure of them is one of the greatest things there is. They give me love, affection, and companionship. They have their moments and so do I but, it is a relationship and thats how it goes.
It is a lifelong commitment that doesnt involve divorce/breakup, etc.
Its is caregiving of a high measure.
It is unconditional love.
I guess when you think about it, its a dang fine emotional stability with wonderful rewards.