You can't love something if you aren't willing to embrace it and accept it into your world unconditionally. In other words, you can't have your cake and eat it, too. Oh, and no matter how you slice it, we all live in a "zoo", all of the time. We're just better at hiding the smell. And there's a really fine line between 'buying' a puppy and 'having' a baby. To quote your earlier post, "people say they love their [children] - did anyone ask them? people say their [children] love them - what choice do they have?"