Hey /an/ I'm just crossing by asking a kind of important question to me.
Do you consider yourself and your animal companion as master and pet, or as friends?
I'm afraid people mock me for thinking of my pet as my friend, so I want to know the correct way of looking at this dilema.
If someone seriously mocks you for that, fuck them.
Of course that doesn't mean you should treat your animal like a human. If you have a cat, consider what a cat needs to be happy. If you have dog, consider it's needs, and so on.
Also nothing wrong with being silly like talking gibberish to your pet. But you must accept that someone may call you silly for it. That may seem to contradict the first thing I said, but it doesn't. Life has the strange quality that it is both the most serious and most ridiculous thing at the same time.
If you are both mammals, why not just trust your instincts and what you see?
I agree that a rock doesn't bond with you. Many animals clearly do, so why not just assume the obvious until we know more.
Not only do animals bond with humans, but some animals bond so strongly with the human they identify as their adoptive parent that they will forever recognize that individual.
This is especially true in rhinos. It's a shame that they are such slow breeders, because a human raised rhino will never associate with humans as a whole due to their bond with their adoptive human parent being strong enough that it knows the difference between any human, and it's human parent. So they avoid humans just as much as wild raised rhinos when released.
sounds stupid as fuck to say, but I view my dog more as a child than a friend.
it probably has to do with his age and the fact that he had so many health complications when he was a baby. come summer, I'm looking forward to having some good mountain adventures and hoping I'll see him less as a baby and more as a buddy.
pic is him 4 days after adoption. little did I know that he was filled to the brim with parasites and disease.
Master and pet seems an unbalanced and weird way to descibe it. It's companionship, for both you and the animal but with different roles for the two of you. It's a friendship but also a parental caring relationship. He is your dog, you are his human.
I have a working dog, and she loves all the training and activities we do. I'm working on trainer her to do things around the house like opening and closing doors, picking things up, stuff like that just because she really enjoys going around with me and "helping".
Way more obedient than a child.
Had to honour our resident shitposter.
>I've gotten reports from Chairman Meow that you've been chasing her when I'm not looking. I'll have you know that's work place harassment and you will stop this immediately. You'll also be attending a two week seminar on cat tolerance and appropriate behavior