Whether you’re looking for an excuse to get a new fur baby or a reason to hold off on having another human one, we’ve supplied a list of 21 pieces of evidence that pets just might prove the best companion for your kidlets.

Undeniable Evidence That Pets Make the Best Siblings

Someone to make stories with.

Someone to cosplay with.

Someone to keep your secrets.

Someone to bond with for life.

Someone who’s got your back. Always.

Someone to yell at.

Someone who always comes when you call.

Someone to plot pranks with.

Someone to boss around.

Someone to kiss you better, and vice versa.

Someone to dream of bigger things with.

Someone who will take you along for the ride.