My brother always brought home injured animals when we lived down by the river. I had farm animals as pets until we moved and after that we had a fox, an owl, and a raccoon. :) I loved it. We always have our doggies too. Animals are just so loving.
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable... Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. ~ Mary Oliver