I am recently diagnosed, just at the end of November and still waiting to get my results from my other tests to rule out RA and Ankylosying Spondolitis, sp? I have had 3 cats for years and within the past 2 years got older dachsunds and I have to say that I have never been happier or more calm in my life. I take a nap everyday because I have CFS and I have to say that I think my dogs are happier to sleep than I am they know my routine, we take the teens to middle school, eat breakfast, play bingo on the computer, do dishes and laundry and pick up real quick in the house then it is potty time for me and them then it is nap time, then pick up the kids, go to my PT job that kills my body and makes me worse and then it is me coming home to find them on the couch or in bed with my kids or my hubby. Then me, lol. And they are more eager than I am to sleep, weiner dogs aka dachshunds love to be asleep or burrowed under covers so they make perfect fibro pets. They tell me when they have to potty and we go out then right back to the couch under covers or in bed. Depending on how bad our day/ my day is.