Individual animals, just like individual humans, have their own thoughts, personalities, needs and perspectives on the world in which we live. Our ability to communicate with animals opens up new possibilities of sharing and learning from the wisdom that animals can impart to us.
''Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.'' -- E. Jong ; source: Dogington Post