"Lacking a shared language, emotions are perhaps our most effective means of cross-species communication. We can share our emotions, we can understand the language of feelings, and that's why we form deep and enduring social bonds with many other beings. Emotions are the glue that binds. ...Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet”
~ Mark Bekoff
I have found some amazing stories about animals who show remarkable thoughtfulness
and empathy and deep emotion. Animals are capable of so much more compassion, love, bravery, and ingenuity than most people realize. So for the next little while I am dedicating wednesdays to our fury friends, whether they be pets, wildlife, or anything in between.
Here is story 1.
Koko the gorilla responds to a sad moment in her favorite film.Here is the video