You want people to know that you are friendly and accepting of nature. Turning someone or something away just because it strikes fear in your heart does not necessarily mean that it’s the right answer.
It started with the interaction between Nick’s pooch and Romeo and was extended far beyond as he integrated himself seamlessly within their community. That was something that even people could notice from afar. When nature and man can live in harmony is when we have achieved our maximum potential to lead fulfilling lives after all.