March 16th 2014 - Animals aren’t human!
What wonderful movies us humans come up with to humanize animals. Many cartoons show animal friends talking and thinking like humans, acting like humans and reasoning like humans. They’re fun to watch but they aren’t how the real animal world thinks or functions. Animals have their own DNA that makes up what they are and how they act and react to situations.
Animals live in survival like many humans who are living in the outback of Australia, or jungles of Africa or South America. These humans are in survival because they are living in the middle of the animal kingdom without many of things we take for granted. So they understand that animals are animals and humans are humans and each think differently. If animals thought like humans, they’d be human!
As an animal communicator I see too many people humanize animals way too much. Animals live in the present moment where humans unfortunately usually live in the past or the future – that is the biggest difference between us and animals and why they don’t think like us.
Studies show DNA can determine the range of behaviors in each species. Even domesticated animals still have a wild part in their DNA. Modifying a pet's behavior can be challenging because of their DNA or bred-in instincts. Wild animals have certain instincts and whether they’re born in the wild or in captivity, these innate instincts will surface. We should learn to watch and listen to animals to help us learn about the world they live in. Because their senses are hundreds of time greater than ours, they can smell something that may scare them or put them in a survival mode and we haven’t a clue what that is.
Understanding why pets "misbehave" requires careful understanding of their bred in traits, their DNA and their ability to learn. The animal world is a world of survival that many of us in the “tame” world can’t understand. If we can just acknowledge this day to day survival instinct exists, we can start to understand many animals’ behaviors, instincts, or actions. Too many animal communicators put human thoughts or ideas on animals. Animals do feel sadness, pain, they suffer and they get depressed but they think differently than humans. Animals don’t know what’s going in the world, but they know what’s going on in their world and that’s important to them.
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