posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 02:01 AM
Originally posted by vanhippi
It's said that dogs are the only animals that will love and protect you more than itself and I think that is true.
My dog experiencs a bunch of emotions. He gets happy/excited, irritated, angry, scared safe and nervous etc. My dog dreams (the barking and kicking in
the middle of the night is proof of so) and that shows imagination.
Animals have just as much right on this planet as we do, and are much more important as people give way too.
Dogs are not the only ones.
I used to have 4 black chooks, (aussie word for hens,) for egg laying.
They were almost full grown when I got them, so I didn't expect them to be particularly loyal and fond of me. They had a chook pen up the back of the
yard, and one day Buster, a bull-terrier/dingo cross I was puppysitting, got in and ate one of the chooks, leaving the others traumatised.
A week later the dog got loose again, and went for me in the back yard while the chooks were free in the garden. (Buster saw me about to slap my son
and quickly grabbed my arm in his mouth to stop me.)
The chooks apparently thought I was in danger and went for Buster, knowing they were risking their lives to protect me. I was pretty impressed at how
brave these tiny-brained "egg machines" could be.
So I sat on the grass with them all and spoke about trust and friendship. From then on Buster, who had already learned to unlatch the chook pen door,
collected the eggs for me, one at a time, in his mouth. he never broke any and his reward was one for himself.
The chooks, and the new chooks I got, treated him as a friend from then on, and would help get rid of fleas for him by pecking his fur when he lay
I wouldn't be surprised if the Hindus have it right and souls can journey through different forms, depending on their Karma. I hope my father, a
lover of the Aussie bush, got his dying wish and came back as a lyrebird.