I notice myself at the verge of tears when an ASPCA commercial is on the television- it forces me to switch to a different channel for a short moment of the time. However, when commercials come on that speak of children sick with cancer or the hungry, I just don’t get the same reaction, so I don’t usually change the channel. I don’t know if it’s just me, but the same concept applies here. Imagine, you’re sitting there at work, when a newly hired person comes into the office. Most will probably introduce themselves sooner or later but at the same time, most don’t get extremely happy or excited with the new employee. Now look here, you’re sitting at work when a small, little, labrador puppy sniffs its way in- the public’s normal reaction…”AAAWWWW!!!!”…. and everyone rushes over to pet and to meet the little guy. And obviously if the new employee was extremely hairy and furry, it wouldn’t draw people closer, probably scare them off actually. See my point? This is how things are with people. Here’s another situation; you see a homeless person out on the street. Some may give them a dollar or two, and some may avoid the scene. However, when we see a dog, homeless, starving, out on the street we fall apart (or people like me tend to) and we want so much to just help them, we want to save and care for them. There is something within us that may draw us to a small little animal, yet not a person, a sort of our own species. I couldn’t help but wonder….why the huge difference?