I love animals, but...
If you think the world can be divided into only animal lovers, haters, and sad indifferent people, then you are very wrong. Animal lovers can be separated into many sub-categories, all of which have quite extreme behaviour but still exist.
CAN I MEET YOUR PUPPY?
These are the kind of people that have figured out the cheat code for happiness: communicate more with animals than with humans. They'll call you up and act like they want to spend time with you, when in reality all they're interested in is playing with your pet. There's no point trying to socialise with them because they don't care about you, and will only be nice to you so you invite them back to your house (and your pet).
DON'T TOUCH ME
Every once in a while, you'll come across someone who seems to be absolutely crazy about animals on their social media profiles since all they share are cute pictures and memes of animals that they have never met or played with. Try to make them play with an actual animal and they'll run screaming. They'll only be okay with watching from a distance and taking pictures, careful not to grab the attention of the animal for it might decide to interact with them. They are either afraid the animals could bite, or they have hygiene issues which are okay with strays but ridiculous when it comes to pets.
PICTURE PERFECT PUPPY
Some animal lovers will only love animals for Instagram popularity. Need likes? Just post a selfie with your kitty, you'll get hundreds! These people will either beg you to take photos with your pet, or go to the extent of adopting one just for the pictures. There are theories going around that some vloggers and other social media personalities get pets only to gain followers, which means this is turning into a sick trend.
LOVE FOR ALL
You might meet some people that stop to pet every single dog or cat they can find, whether they're strays or someone's pets. This might seem like a cute thing to do, until one of the stray animals turn out to be rabid and try to scratch or bite you. They end up having to get tons of injections but they'll still never stop playing with whichever animal they meet, because not expressing their love for each one seems like the cruelest thing one can do.
I once walked past a person with a chocolate bar in hand telling me she was going to feed it to the stray dog outside since she couldn't finish it. She already had a pet dog at home and still had no clue that dogs can't eat chocolate. If they do, they fall ill. Ignorant pet owners like these are why some pets never get a good home even though it seems like they do. If you claim to love your pets so much, you need to at least have basic knowledge about them, but sadly, that rarely happens. Hopefully, the pet adoption system will improve, and animals will find the best owners possible so they can live happy, healthy lives and not be in risk.
Mayabee Arannya is a confused soul still searching for a purpose. Give her advice on life at facebook.com/mayabee.arannya