Let animals show us the way to be more human

Do you remember watching cartoons like Tom and Jerry, Roadrunner etc. when you were younger? They showed us the rivalry between the different species.

I remember my own cat often being chased by dogs when I was a little girl. In fact, he was caught by one and had to have a steel pin put in his leg to hold it together after being smashed up in one such attack.

Well, it seems that with our new world consciousness developing, our animals are being affected for the better too. I love reading stories such as the following one about amazing animal companionships.

dogcatstoryMy mother’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun.
Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it.
One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mother’s friend… checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side.
One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant. She realised that Shaun had been saving his food for the mummy cat. A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mother’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home.
Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their own bowls of food. ♥♥♥

This following video shows a story I saw recently on a UK TV programme about animal odd couples. Pippin the deer is now fully-grown, has a fawn of her own and lives in the wild, but still returns regularly to hang out with Kate.

And for some more examples of unlikely but cute animal couples:

As the speaker in the video says,

“Co-operating works. Being social works.”

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