I took it at an MS Society Regional Event at Twycross Zoo on 12th May 2007.
To me it doesn't merely signify a communication between man and animal but take a look at the broken sculpture; I see this as a reaching out to all those whose lives have been broken by Multiple Sclerosis but also a joining together of those people secure in the knowledge that they do not have to face this condition alone.
It reminds me of the Graham Kendrick song, 'Beauty for Brokeness' (scroll down page to listen) and just how beautiful a picture is this taken by a person, not broken by MS but in fact strengthened by it?
"Beauty and sadness always go together.
Nature thought beauty too rich to go forth
Upon the earth without a meet alloy"