OK this has nothing to do with bipolar disorder. But it is about mental illness. Animals are a big help with people I have this cat we call Goober. HE weighs about 22 pounds and thinks he is a baby. He is at this moment setting on top of me as I type. But he makes me feel better and I like having him around. He doesn't like me because of what I can do or what I cant do. Just because i am me.I wonder if other people feel this way? Or if it is just me.