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Originally posted by SolarE-Souljah
But what I'm trying to get at is, what do you think their actual thought process is when they see us? We do look kinda strange compared to other animals.
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by justsaying
So when my dog is sniffing and licking at another dogs poo, or in a more severe case, sticking her nose into dangerous places...... these actions ARENT entirely stupid?
Dont get me wrong. I have a respect for a dogs emotional awareness in some ways and i think theyre a great symbol in which we can learn from (and no, i dont think they themselves teach, but the creator of these creatures is the one doing the teaching) but what you say is just way too much, and beyond illogical. Dogs, Cats have an awareness of Karma? Reincarnation? Is this why my cousins dog ran across the street when he saw another dog and got hit by a car? Or would you attribute this obvious action - motivated by wanting to play with another dog - to a "Karmic awareness" that it was time to get injured?edit on 10-6-2011 by dontreally because: (no reason given)
Maybe the animals you have dealt with, not the ones I have..............and I was raised on a farm.
I've been with a couple of my dogs that had to be put "asleep" and yes they do worry, they do think ahead, they are conscious of their mortality and death...............don't kid yourself.
by your thought process you thus excuse yourself, as do most of humanity that animals aren't as worried or think or feel like we do so we can dominate and do what we feel with them.
"Do unto others exactly as you would have them do unto you".
First of all. Animals dont possess "thought. Atleast not verbal thought (unless you would be crazy enough to think they think in words)
The point I tried to get across was that even though animals have less developed communication skills,
I can't answer why the dog ran into the street and got hit, as I do not know the animal, the caretakers or anything about the situation. But I've learned that when something tragic happens to an animal that we love, that there are no accidents and they will put themselves into great harm and pain in order to teach us humans a lesson about love.
Sorry, yes animals do think in words.