The need to be loved often leads us to ascribe to animals the capacity for unconditional love. Pleasure and positive emotions that we experience from communicating with them, make us see their own human traits.
If you build relationships with others difficult, some prefer the idealized image of the “good” animals associating with “bad” people.
It is difficult to explain the meaning of our attachment from the point of view of evolution: an unlikely love your pet helped our ancestors pass on their genes, giving them a reproductive advantage. And domesticated animals they are not only for monetary purposes – assistance in hunting and food. In the first place they were guided by an attempt to overcome the primal fear to be killed, torn apart, eaten.