Hi! My name is Russ and I love animals!
I've never understood people that have an aversion to animals, but that's because I was surrounded by pets my whole life. I've had dogs, cats, rodents, you name it! To me, life without pets would be pretty dull, and I'm glad you feel the same way.
I never liked having to board my pets at a kennel where they would be locked up with unfamiliar surroundings ...