School can be really stressful so knowing that students can go home to their loving animals makes everything better. They bring so much love, joy, happiness, and devotion into people’s lives. During hard times they make everything better, and make students feel like they are not alone. Fulfilling the need to talk to someone trusted is just one thing pets do. The Lariat is featuring some of the pets our Shadow Ridge students rely on for comfort and happiness during the stressful times of both the pandemic and virtual learning.