Comforting Thought: Having a friend from another species enlarges your soul

Sloths get rewarded for being exceedingly lazy

“Just being with any animal is edifying, for each has a knowing that surpasses human understanding. A spider can taste the world with her feet. Birds can see colours we can’t begin to describe. A cricket can sing with its legs and listen with its knees.

“A dog can hear sounds above the level of human hearing and can tell if you’re upset even before you’re aware of it yourself.

“Knowing someone who belongs to another species can enlarge your soul in surprising ways.” ~ Sy Montgomery.

From: How to be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

How to be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, author and scriptwriter who writes for children as well as adults. She is author of more than 20 books including The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, and How to be A Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals.

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2 thoughts on “Comforting Thought: Having a friend from another species enlarges your soul

  1. This is why I am hoping for a plethora of animals when i’m older. A farm of collective. Happiness grows fonder with animals. Because let’s be honest, hanging out with animals are far better than hanging with our kind haha lol

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    1. Oh that’s so heart-warming to hear….I couldn’t agree more. Animals make excellent companions even more so than most humans. Non-judgmental, loving, loyal, innocent, funny, wise they are all of these things. I hope you get your goal of an animal collective. It sounds like such a cool thing to do. I have the same desire but my partner he is a city boy and has his heart on Tokyo or Berlin or somewhere like this. So I have to sadly compromise

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