I am also I huge animal lover. I adopt all strays that I find wondering around on the road. I love playing around with pets big and small. When ever I do see a new animal I try to sit still and talk to the animal I at times even toss little treats close to the animal so it doesn't feel threatened by me. They normally come around and be my friend. I actually have an Australian Shepard that I have just picked up this past week who is now a good quiet porch dog who just loves going for a ride.