There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and actually help us live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well . . . nothing. In fact, we're the awkward ones. We adore our pets but let's face it - sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas jumper to match with the rest of the family. Truth is, what they cherish most is our companionship. And maybe that's the reason we care about them so much - because for such simple pleasures, they allow us to be as awkward as we want.