I love all animals, but during my recovery from alcohol I found that I needed to be a lot more with animals than humans. Animals don't judge you and offer you unconditional love not matter what. For example, my dog is always happy to see me, whether I am up or down or angry, he will still smile at me and put his head in my lap. That is often more comforting to me than any words or gestures from a human being. How is your connection with animals?