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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Four-foot

Four-foot is my generic term for mammals that doesn’t include apes and monkeys. I’ve never met an ape or monkey, I have met four-foots. My term respects the other for what it is and not what humans try to make it.

In the Western culture, we’re conditioned to think of them as less when
different would be more accurate. For example, horses are a lot more plugged into the environment than humans and can be pretty incredible problem solvers. They are herd animals and they will try very hard to tell humans what is going on. It’s not their fault that we don’t speak their language.

Raccoons are amazing with fasteners and ropes. Squirrels can get into almost anywhere. Rats have been keeping humans company longer than dogs have.

These animals have their own world and it doesn’t revolve around the things that humans consider important. They won’t give trust unless you meet them on their terms. You have to earn their respect.

You start by giving them respect.


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