This reminds me of that one AU Lauren Zuke made where Pearl is like some loner that plays the organ, Amethyst was a werewolf, and next door is a "garnetstein". Now with this all I can think of is a Garnetstein with her mad scientist creators who are madly in love and OOOOH I LIKE THIS AU NOW!
This humorous picture can be seen as the creature holding onto a cat who is giving him some type of attention. This is all the creature wants, to be approved by the community and Victor. Instead people are mean to him, they beat him up and show him hatred instead of love. However, this animal is showing the creature love and that is why he likes animals better than humans.
"I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other." ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein // Elsa Lanchester as The Bride/Mary Shelley in "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935)