I live "alone" but I have a cat and my cat unconditionally loves me and it makes me feel relatively good. If you don't own a cat, why don't you own a cat?
I have a small dog. He stinks, is annoying, barks at every little thing, and will only eat people food.
I didn't even want a pet, and now I don't know what to do with it. I'd throw it in the trash but one of my neighbors might see it in the dumpster.
I have 2 kittens, both sisters.
I paid $50.00 for them, they have improved my life dramatically.