reply to post by FissionSurplus
My mamma cat lost a grown kitten about 4 years ago and she definitely grieved and some nights still does. She will wander around our place, with her
grown kittens favorite toy in her mouth, crying and crying, sometimes for hours. Sometimes I can soothe her, other times I end up crying with her, I
feel so badly for her.
I have also seen animals quite aware of their own mortality. In several cases I have seen pets that have come to me and "asked"for help when very ill.
In nearly all cases I was able to get the pet help in time to save its life. In all cases, the illnesses were life threatening-in that I mean that
without medical assistance, there was absolutely no chance they would've survived.
I personally think we know very little about the animal life around us. Certainly not enough to be able to understand their complex psyches. Heck, we
don't even have a good handle on our own issues yet! Dolphins are definitely intelligent animals, but none should be discounted.
7/22/2012 by SweetKarma because: Felt a need.