It may sound silly, but I loved my kitty, Rocco, more than most of my extended family.
And why not? Pets love you unconditionally. They're honest. They don't bullshit you, and they're almost always up for a cuddle.
So Rocco, I miss you terribly. You were a great comfort to me when most of the people I knew were being shits. And as my little sister told me when she was five, I love you more than pizza :)