I simply can't love an animal the way I love a human. I do love my dogs, and our bunny, and all the animals we've had. But, they are not children
nor are they human.
I really hate when people are talking about their kids and someone chimes in with, "Oh, I know what you are talking about. My dog/cat/hamster is just like
a baby." NO IT ISN'T!
It's even worse when they have
kids. I know people who love their animals more than they love their kids and I wonder why they bothered to breed, and what damage it's doing to the children they did bring into the world.
I love my dogs, but again, they are simply not human. I'd die
for my children, I wouldn't for a dog.