• Because animals seem to dwell in the present moment,
    because their own presence is so instinctive,
    their attention so unwavering, the offer us
    a different kind of compassion than humans do.
    Anyone is lucky to have both human and
    animal comfort in their lives.

    Brenda Peterson (2002). “Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals”, p.159, W. W. Norton & Company