There is nothing as comforting as a furry companion.
I have two pups who help keep me sane in this crazy weird world. They are with me all the time, especially during stressful times. And, yes, they are allowed to get up on the furniture and sleep on my bed.
On cold nights, they can keep you warm too, better than an electric blanket. We go on walks in the forest twice a day, 365 days a year, rain or shine. They are so special!