Nicolas Cage Cool Cat Who Loves Dogs

6/16/2016 7:03 AM PDT

Nicolas Cage fell in love Wednesday at the Burbank Airport ... and our photog is responsible for it.

Jesse was multitasking ... holding his camera in one hand and a leash in the other. His apartment is being re-carpeted so he had to take Otis, his fiancee's chihuahua, to work. 

Nic had a thing for Otis, and then proceeded to tell us about his favorite dog and a tiger-like cat in his menagerie.  

By the way, Jesse got married this past weekend. He called his wife his fiancee. Force of habit, maybe. BTW ... Congrats!!!