FacebookTwitter
Hatrack River Forum Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Forum » Active Forums » Books, Films, Food and Culture » Animals can teach you a lot

   
Author Topic: Animals can teach you a lot
Shan
Member
Member # 4550

 - posted      Profile for Shan           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Like how to take naps - and when - and for how long.

And how to sit quietly and watch the world pass by for a while.

How to play with careless abandon.

How to comfort and snuggle. And how NOT to . . .

And how to be content with the day, the place, the time - just as it is in the present. No worries, no fears.

*****************************************

This commercial break has been brought to you by Pepper. A perfect cat in every way.

*****************************************

Posts: 5609 | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sndrake
Member
Member # 4941

 - posted      Profile for sndrake   Email sndrake         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cool.

But you forgot to mention what kitties can teach us about yoga.

[Smile]

Posts: 4344 | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Shan
Member
Member # 4550

 - posted      Profile for Shan           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's awful!!!!

[ROFL]

Posts: 5609 | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Beren One Hand
Member
Member # 3403

 - posted      Profile for Beren One Hand           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah, but secretly I bet every guy wishes he could do that. [Smile]

Shan, you have to load more pictures of Pepper on Foobonic!

Posts: 4116 | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
kwsni
Member
Member # 1831

 - posted      Profile for kwsni   Email kwsni         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Horses teach me patience. 'Specially stud colts and the people who own them.

They also teach me things about body language, theirs and mine.

Ni!

Posts: 1925 | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Architraz Warden
Member
Member # 4285

 - posted      Profile for Architraz Warden   Email Architraz Warden         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And who could forget, they can teach us how to shoot people.

But seriously, I want to adopt that dog. And the whole incident makes me believe in Karma just that much more.

Feyd Baron, DoC

Posts: 1368 | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Elizabeth
Member
Member # 5218

 - posted      Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am sorry that there is no source for this quote, but someonoe posted it on another list, and I thought it might fit in this thread.

quote:
That animals touch us in a deep, central place is not a modern-day
phenomenon, but one that pervades the history of the human-animal
relationship. We sense that we can benefit spiritually in our
relationship with animals, and we are right. They offer us something
fundamental: a direct and immediate sense of both the joy and wonder
of creation.

We recognize that animals seem to feel more intensely and purely than
we do. Perhaps we yearn to express ourselves with such abandon and
integrity. Animals fully reveal to us what we already glimpse: it is
feeling -- and the organization of feeling -- that forms the core of
self. We also sense that through our relationship to animals we can
recover that which is true within us and, through the discovery of
that truth, find our spiritual direction.

Quite simply, animals teach us about love: how to love, how to enjoy
being loved, how loving itself is an activity that generates more
love, radiating out and encompassing an ever larger circle of others.

Edit: Found it!
http://www.innerself.com/Miscellaneous/animals.htm

[ September 11, 2004, 08:52 AM: Message edited by: Elizabeth ]

Posts: 10890 | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
MEC
Member
Member # 2968

 - posted      Profile for MEC   Email MEC         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
..plus some of them taste real good! [Razz]
Posts: 2489 | Registered: Jan 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sndrake
Member
Member # 4941

 - posted      Profile for sndrake   Email sndrake         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They've also taught me that it's OK to play with your food as long as it's moving.

Once the food stops moving, playing should stop and eating should start. [Wink]

Posts: 4344 | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Elizabeth
Member
Member # 5218

 - posted      Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A friend of mine was walking around the county fair last night, eating a gyro sandwich. She wandered into the cow barn, and said she felt more than a little uncomfortable there with all the cows staring at her and her sandwich.
Posts: 10890 | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
BannaOj
Member
Member # 3206

 - posted      Profile for BannaOj   Email BannaOj         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A real gyro is supposed to have mutton in it...
Posts: 11264 | Registered: Mar 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
IvyGirl
Member
Member # 6252

 - posted      Profile for IvyGirl   Email IvyGirl         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've learned a lot. Like how to leap four feet up vertically. And how to get people to do what I want, as well as how to do something stupid such as fall and make it graceful and intelligent looking. [Big Grin]

Ivygirl

Posts: 156 | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sndrake
Member
Member # 4941

 - posted      Profile for sndrake   Email sndrake         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
One of the most valuable things I learned from animals is to pick up food that's fallen on the floor quickly and eat it right away, before somebody steps on it.
Posts: 4344 | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
vwiggin
Member
Member # 926

 - posted      Profile for vwiggin   Email vwiggin         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
"A friend of mine was walking around the county fair last night, eating a gyro sandwich. She wandered into the cow barn, and said she felt more than a little uncomfortable there with all the cows staring at her and her sandwich."

One of my perverse pleasures is feeding chicken nuggets to pigeons. [Evil]

Posts: 1591 | Registered: May 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Elizabeth
Member
Member # 5218

 - posted      Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
vwiggin,
Thank you. I now have an image of pigeon nuggets in a little fry basket.

Posts: 10890 | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Shan
Member
Member # 4550

 - posted      Profile for Shan           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ohhh, can you imagine the cholesterol count for those poor, helpless pigeons?
Posts: 5609 | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Elizabeth
Member
Member # 5218

 - posted      Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Shan,
As nuggets, or as chicken-eating live birds?

Posts: 10890 | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sndrake
Member
Member # 4941

 - posted      Profile for sndrake   Email sndrake         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Geese have taught me that if you travel in large groups - and are aggressive, obnoxious, loud and poop wherever you want, there are people who will actually encourage you to come around by leaving food out.

Others, though, will yell at you, beat you off with a stick, and even try to run you down with their car.

(Note to self: Hose down front of vehicle)

Posts: 4344 | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sndrake
Member
Member # 4941

 - posted      Profile for sndrake   Email sndrake         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Dogs have taught me that you can get away with an awful lot as long as you are good at looking really guilty when caught.
Posts: 4344 | Registered: Mar 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Elizabeth
Member
Member # 5218

 - posted      Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Geese have taught ME the meaning of the term "To Goose." However, the goose version of the "goose" is not quite as pleasant as a goose received from a loved one.

[ September 12, 2004, 07:56 PM: Message edited by: Elizabeth ]

Posts: 10890 | Registered: May 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Shan
Member
Member # 4550

 - posted      Profile for Shan           Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
*snicker* as the latter, Elizabeth, as the latter . . .
Posts: 5609 | Registered: Jan 2003  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2