When I look at animals or birds I try to appreciate their seeming ability to enjoy the sunshine and to do the work they need to do. A blackbird and I looked at each other this morning. She had a worm in her mouth, but she took a moment to stand still and look back at me also standing still.
Actually the first thing I thought of when I saw the word animal was that logo in a special font which is on the back of 4 x 4 cars and clothing. I have absolutely no idea of what it connects to and it is refreshing to be utterly disconnected from something's meaning. A bit like looking at Arabic, I see it, but I get none of it!