Originally Posted by LadySam
I can only speak for myself, and I was not at all upset by your post. In fact, I think I greenied it, or at least tried. :)
I wasn't offended by anyone in this thread, but I realized that the last poster was offended, and I simply wanted to let everyone know that her opinion is not as out there as people may think. I too have experienced weird behavior in my animals, and other animals. Things that cannot be explained.
I once had a wild deer walk up to me, let me touch it, pet it, for no reason at all. When another person approached, it bolted. I wish the deer could have told me why I was allowed to approach it.
I've also had a very close and personal encounter with a wild coyote. My husband, who was there, safely in the car, still can't believe it to this day, even though he saw the whole thing. We were at Elk island park, it's a sort of animal reserve. Seeing a coyote there is rare. Well, we were on our way out of the park, and in the middle of the road there was a coyote. We stopped, of course, but the coyote wouldn't leave. This animal could kill me, rip me apart. I knew this. But I looked at this animal and for some reason I felt the need to get out of the car and approach it. I felt so calm, safe.
So I got out, walked right up to the coyote, and reached out. I touched him on the head, we looked at each other. For around 5 minutes we just sat there looking at each other. It was so peaceful. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Then I shooed him off and we went on our way.
My husband thought I was nuts, and I have to say, I don't normally go out of my way to approach wild animals, especially ones that could kill me, but I just felt safe. I had this sense that he wouldn't hurt me.
Animals are amazing. I think most of us agree with that. I truly believe that they know a lot more than we give them credit for. That they see more than we could ever hope to see, because we've been told our whole lives that we shouldn't. They haven't.