I've always loved animals more than I loved humans. I know, lots of people say that (a lot of people I know, anyway, but maybe that's because all the people I know are bleeding-heart lefty animal-loving types). In my case, though, I really mean it (at least most of the time).
I've been a massive animal lover since birth, basically. When I was a kid, we had a cat named Chloe, whom I enjoyed chasing, harassing, and forcing to snuggle with me; she enjoyed routinely scratching my face when she wasn't purring and being a lovebug. She only lived to about 5 (she was hit by a car :( ) soon after she died, we adopted 3 guinea pigs (Fluffy, Snowy and Patches) and they where great until they dug out of their cage and we never saw them again!
Nowadays, I've got one cat named duke who is almost 2 years old!
I love looking after him and caring for all types of animals and have previously taken care friends and families pets when they have been unable to, I find it a very rewarding and enjoyable experience!