Having worked as a vet for decades in pet veterinary clinics, animal shelters and wildlife care centers, I have been the viewer of the unpredictable as well as profoundly subversive encounters between humans and animals. Having been fortunate enough to work along volunteers of animal protection associations, I have heard many of the personal stories that lead them to volunteerism. I never stopped being impressed by how the human and animal encounters, which are unexpected a lot of the time, may lead to a spectacular interaction that in turn may cause unexpected changes to the way we see life. It is indeed surprising to see how our deep connection with animals affect our lives. Our common biological background and the absence of pretense in an animal’s behavior, gives us the chance to understand, feel and experience emotions we forget exist and discover lost pieces of ourselves. Perhaps, in general, our efforts to explain our experiences are not as valuable as the experience itself. And that experience, our interaction with animals, is so shocking that it is enough to give a new meaning to our lives on its own.