This is a hilariously fitting topic for us because we recently adopted two kittens and named them after two of our favorite Lord of the Rings characters.
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers