(Proverbs 27:26 KJV) The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
Animal lovers pay attention. Animals are not our brothers, they are our resources. Here we see clothing and profit. In the next verse we see milk. Other places we see concepts of “the fatted ox” and of course there were the sacrifices in the temple. It is true that the peasants of that day my have had the cow sleep in the house but that was more a poverty issue than a desire for companionship. Many cultures thought dogs were edible and also horses. Cats didn’t seem to have any use. It has nothing to do with anything but I can’t find cats mentioned anywhere in the Bible.
So? Pets can be companionship. In another context they might be a coat. Either way they are still animals. Sorry about that. Don’t tell my wife.