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!