Animals can teach us a lot. They are very intelligent beings with highly developed emotion, intellect and spirit. They are simple and humble, so we need to be more sensitive to understand their emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
Animals understand us and every word we say, but we don’t understand every word of theirs! Who is cleverer? If we have an animal friend, we should offer our respect and loyalty like we do to our family. For example, if we move house we have to consider them like we would do for our children, thinking how they will adapt to the new climate, environment, and etc.
Animals are endowed with unique wonderful abilities in many aspects and God gave them to us. If we realize the significance of their existence, our lives will be smoother and we will be more capable of loving all sentient beings, regardless of our karmic background or misfortune.