I love babies, children and dogs. I would have had more of both in my life if I were to do it over again.
I think cats are very beautiful, but they make me nervous. Very unpredictable (compared to dogs).
I think horses are beautiful, but they make me a little nervous - so big- but I think I could get over that nervousness more easily than my nervousness around cats.
I love the sight of birds in the sky, but they make me very nervous when they come anywhere near me.
I'm probably even more afraid of birds than I am of cats - close up.
I don't dislike animals, but I am nervous of those I don't know well.
Actually, I feel a little guilty for being so in love with my dog to the point that I'd spend money on her health and well-being while there are people homeless and starving.
So not having a pet or being an animal lover sort of lets you off that moral hook that I get hung up on sometimes (like when I had to spend 1200.00 for an operation when she tore a ligament in her hind leg).