We all feel attachments to animals, and certainly many of us even identify with different animals. It's about pets sometimes, and sometimes it is the call of the wild. We can't really explain it, but donkeys really send us, or chickens, or goats, well beyond the universally loved dog, or cat (an animal some of us love to hate, so that's love too).Some of us collect frogs, or are fascinated by snakes, or we cherish their place in the iconography of art, read as symbols, indications of an underlying meaning. It can even be a creature's undeniable beauty of form and color: one man's bug is another girl's jewel. So we have thrown together our own menagerie, where they can roam free in our imaginations. And we have plenty more, believe us.