i didnt read through everyone elses posts but my initial thought (before i go cook dinner) is that animals reproduce compulsively to pass on genes, humans on the other hand have generations of knowledge and intelligence to pass on.
sorry if thats confusing but i had to get that out before busying myself with other things for the night. if i come up with more ill post it!!!
to say though, i value the company of an animal more so than most people i have met.
Chris- Husband, 04/30/77
Cailyn- Daughter, 07/05/99
Jeffrey- Son, 03/24/06
Alex- Son, 03/25/09
Mister- Black LabX, M, 08/06(?)
The Shadow Stalker- Gray Tux DSH, M, 04/04
The Mighty Hunter- Black Tux DSH, M, 04/04
Baby Girl- Tabby DMH, F, 12/03(?)
Frances- Tortie, DSH, F, 2007(?)