Or “her” rock – not sure. At any rate, Matt Beattie captured this video of an otter playing enthusiastically with a rock. Play is said to be a sign of intelligence. This animal definitely qualifies.
Maude and her canine pal are good buddies. I used to have a dog who couldn’t stop messing with porcupines, even after several episodes of quill removal. The dog was just curious, but the porcupines took exception. If they’d grown up together, they might have been like these two.
This cat is hooked on boxing and gets right into the action while watching TV.
This is a working dog, one of the guardian breeds who look after animals. But he’s still a playful canine. Watch how he takes to the snow.
CBC posted this story on the North By Northwest Facebook page today. Do read the sweet story. It’s short. And then watch this touching video.
This mama dog was staying at the Barkers Pet Motel in Alberta, Canada while her owners were away. When she heard some puppies barking their loneliness, she got out of her own kennel and went to comfort them. Fortunately, one of the kennel keepers let her into the pen.
It was a beautiful moment for all of them. Maggie’s puppies had recently been adopted, but the kennel pups gave her a chance to do some mothering.
Does anyone still think it’s anthropomorphizing to attribute feelings to our fellow creatures?