I grew up in South Africa and one of my first memories was playing outside as a toddler with our Labrador and Springer Spaniel. As I grew up we had various dog breeds as part of our family. From Maltese poodles to Bull Terriers. My favourite dog was a Labrador named Walter, who slept in my bed and followed me around 24/7. We had a special bond.
I do not see dogs as animals that only need to be walked and fed. I believe they are on the same level as humans, and they need nurturing and constant care. I would do anything to ensure the comfort and safety of dogs (and all animals).
As well as being a massive dog lover, I have also owned a (very demanding) Sun Conure parrot and various cat breeds. I am happy and willing to take care of any animal. I believe the world would be a sad place without our beautiful furry and feathered friends.