Don’t accept watered down reciprocation of your love just because you don’t want to lose them
I'm not the anon from the domestic animals ask but I want to add to that. How would Galra react to dogs? We essentially took a apex predator and domesticated and bred them down to match our lifestyle. We are in general a strange predator species because we prefer some animals as companions over food and even keep other predators that could become dangerous to us as pets.