Important Stuff I Learned From Four-Legged and Feathered Creatures

I have been an animal lover all my life and I have been an observer of behavior, interaction-reaction all my life too. So watching the animals that have come through my life, as pets, neighbors, and wildlife encounters and finding lessons for my own l experience seems very natural.  This could be in part due to my Zoology major Mom, who has a small amount of family fame for saving a chicken in one of her college classes, but that is a story for an other day.

  • A different perspective can make all the difference in your day. So do physically change positions to get a better or new view, then figure out what you want to do or not.
  • Keep reaching. You might just get the dang moth fluttering just out of reach.
  • Be persistent, eventually someone is going to pay attention, roll out of the proverbial and not so proverbial bed and help you out.
  • Invite someone to play. It may be just what he or she needed and they did not know it.
  • Cuddling is good, so just reach out, curl up and let the contact begin, it is very life affirming and relaxing too.
  • Take a break. So what if you are in the middle of a very important chase down of that toy mouse, if you need to yawn or clean up for minute, the chase can continue after you are refreshed.
  • Pride in appearance is a good thing. Who doesn’t benefit from a little preening in front of the mirror, especially when you have been molting and need to get used to a new look. Just don’t forget to walk away from mirror or to let others know how fine they look too.
  • Approaching with caution is a fine idea when you are introduced to a new situation or person. Take the time you need to get comfortable, but don’t hide under the bed all day you might just miss an excellent opportunity or dinner.
  • Use all 5 senses to really get the most out of life.
  • Stretch frequently there is nothing like a big long spine stretch to really get you energized.
  • It is not all about you. It is about you and me and what we are going to do with this stick, string, walk, time together…

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