But they also give you lots of other things...like peacefulness, inspiration, love, gratefulness, true happiness, snuggles, kisses and low blood pressure. (well not always especially if they decided to go really really fast when you aren't expecting it).
Sometimes I take my sketchbook and move my office down to the barn. I love sitting & having lunch together and drawing pretty things. Although sometimes there are a lot of muddy nose prints on the sketches. But that's perfectly ok with me.