Even though Rayyan loves animals, he usually seems to be more interested in pictures and figurines. Nowadays though, he seems to be interested in the animals themselves. And I try to encourage him to say hi to the animals or pet the animals. He seems rather afraid to pet the animals. He will jump around the animal trying to muster the courage to touch it.
This video is one of him touching the stray cat under our block. I am glad that he is rather gentle with the cat. I made it a point to tell him to be gentle and not hurt the animal. And he was so excited, he kept jumping around it. Luckily, the cat tolerated him jumping around and did not try to scratch him :)