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Animal/bird relationships.

Animal/bird relationships.
September 19, 2012, 11:42:06 AM
Two days ago, I was in the right place, at the right time, to see one of my cats with a bird in its mouth.
I streaked over to it and made clear my displeasure at this.
It was my Song Sparrow! I say mine, because for several years I have been sharing space with this bird, who is in love with a Spotted Towhee, and they hang out together, all the time.
The sparrow was fine, and flew off, coming back to visit me, later that day.

Today, the same cat had my frog in its mouth. This frog has grown from a tiny thing into a very big specimen, over several years, and often lets me touch its head while it sunbathes. Again the cat dropped it, while it lay doggo. Or froggo. And after I took it back to the pond, it leaped off into the middle and dove down.

I have lots of close relationships with lots of creatures and birds. Very close!
Does anybody else have such relationships?
I ask, because I know they are incredibly beneficial to mental health and wellbeing.
A life exclusively centered around human relationships is a bleak life, removed from reality, that can often lead to a warped view of life. Socialism!

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
September 19, 2012, 12:18:43 PM
Well, I like cats. I mean I like your cat already. Awesome cat. Got a picture?

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
September 19, 2012, 12:31:52 PM
Does being naked help your animal relations?

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
September 19, 2012, 12:51:10 PM
Lol :)
I never tried that, so I really couldn't say.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
September 19, 2012, 12:55:30 PM
Well, I like cats. I mean I like your cat already. Awesome cat. Got a picture?

I have three cats, currently.
All have wandered in from out of the woods.
A huge tabby Maine Coon who is drop dead gorgeous.
Another tabby who is utterly female, in all aspects both good and bad. This was the featured cat, above.
And a horrible, neurotic, fat, black-matted-fur troll, who I give a home to out of sympathy only.
Maybe she'll finally regain her balance. Or not.
I would posts images if I knew how.
But I don't.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
September 19, 2012, 05:41:39 PM
Only one, my best friend is a German shepherd/lab mix. With him, I have discovered that one of the greatest joys in life is to break into spontaneous running for no other reason than to do it. He laughs at me as I caper around like an ape, I laugh at him when he runs into things, and the squirrels laugh at us as we stomp about their trees threatening to climb them. He has a certain taste for Metal and Punk, as when my friend was playing riffs on the guitar in my house I suddenly found my arm in his mouth and we began thrashing about at each other in a mosh. He is also a soccer player and though he does not understand any organisation to our play as of yet, he is quite adept at passing the ball or keeping it away from me and manipulating it between all four legs and snout.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
September 26, 2012, 03:18:30 PM
I have the highest respect for animal and plant life as it exists in harmony with the earth. Humanity on the other hand, with its capacity for want rather than need, has complicated things not only to the point of its own destruction, but also that of a once harmonious earth.

The animal and plant world strive on nevertheless, even domestic animals acting as some twisted caricature of humanity often revert back to their primal nature. Observing the nature of the earth and realizing our part in its functioning is a simple way to save the situation (or ourselves if nothing else).

I often think about this stuff while gardening and birdwatching.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
October 01, 2012, 04:56:26 AM
Ducks like to rape.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
October 01, 2012, 06:39:05 AM
It's a natural thing to rape.

The argument of palaeo diets is based on what was natural.

In fact, the reasons must be found elsewhere.

It's unhealtyhy to eat too much refined carbonhydrate because it makes your blood sugar sky rocket and result in cavieties, not because the cavemen Neanderthalensis didn't eat it.

It's moral to rape a feminist because she is a acting against God and Tradition, not because the ducks and other poultry rape as a natural way of reproducing.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
October 01, 2012, 07:28:07 AM
Even wild animals  can learn to accept the presence of human beings. I'm sure Crow is not pulling our leg about his animal friends.

A dairy farmer raises his cow with love. It comes to him to be padded on the nose, but it is shot instead to be served for dinner.

The wild weasels in the forest are afraid of the fur trapper, and the two are in a mutual relationship of tricking each other.

Who is the real friend of the animal? In fact human friendship are often based on lies. It is a completely perverted kind of love for the cow, while the trapper migth have a true love of nature as a whole, and even a respect for the weasels as a species.

Humans pervert the terms of love, evil and good.

Re: Animal/bird relationships.
October 09, 2012, 07:28:20 PM
I love animals but I try not to have too much interactions with them because I sense that animals are better off with themselves. Humans tend to change so much their habits whether they are conscious of it or not. I don't think it's that good. Maybe I'm wrong with those thoughts, I don't know.