I’ve always held firm to the idea that if animals had the ability to speak, life itself would be a hell of a lot easier. Sure, animals communicate with us in their own way, but I’m talking literal syntax and semantics; can you imagine if animals could carry out an entire verbal conversation with us? The world would be a riveting place.
I mentioned in a post a while back that my family’s dog, Finn, was seriously injured a couple of weeks ago. She has been staying with Blaine and I, and while the situation obviously isn’t ideal with her almost dying and all, Blaine and I both agree that we have thoroughly enjoyed having the company of a dog with us in our home.
I like to think I know all of our animals well enough, but since having Finn stay with us, I think I’ve gotten to know her and her quirks even more than I did previously. For example, I have come to learn that when she follows me everywhere I go, she wants some love and attention. When she’s had enough, she will wander off and lie down on her bed.
If I put her to bed and go to walk away and she isn’t satisfied with her pre-bed cuddles and hugs, she will stare me directly in the face until I give her some more. She prefers to be in mine and Blaine’s company as opposed to on her own, and when we allow her to wander the house freely, she usually ends up at our feet or on our laps.
I really believe each animal has their own unique personality and their own personal way of expressing itself. Pay attention to how animals interact with you, and vice versa, if you truly want to get an idea of what makes them what and who they are.