While we do have animals (three cats, two goats, two turkeys and down to around 23 chickens), they're not really pets, they're farm animals.
My garden is my 'pet'. Imagine my dismay when today (sept 2) I heard they are predicting an inch of snow next week. Not all my produce is ready to bring in. Not all of it can be protected from below freezing temps. Hopefully the predictions will change. I'm not ready to lose my garden. My poor baby watermelon will never have a chance to grow.