“Why do you like your dog so much?”, the interviewer wants to know. “Because he doesn’t take anything badly and because he loves his master!“, said the lady.
Millennia-long humans were harassed by an atavistic fear of wild animals and they experienced triumph at the hunt of a rather predominant rival. Later came proudness along with domestication and breeding. Now we were able to obsess animals and finally had the exert power over the creature. Mythology, religion, culture, philosophy, politic -and political correctness – formed our affairs to animals. In our western society the phenomenon of animal love has a high moral value. Animals will be rescued, fed, collected, cuddled, lamented, healed and purchased – and all this in an excessive, radical, grotesque, tragicomic, and also touching way.
To make it short: this intimate relationship is very complicated.