View Full Version : Do animals have feelings?
03-25-2003, 06:45 PM
I have a wonderful miniature schnauzer who has as many facial expressions as most people and is very clear in communicating her likes and dislikes. I find birds, dogs, cats and horses, are especially clear in communicating their feelings as well as understanding my feelings in return. Have you had the same experience with your animals? If so, I would love to hear from you.
04-13-2003, 04:55 AM
Averi - I can only speak about my own "boys", but I assure your they have and regularly express a wide range of feelings and emotions. Lucky gets highly insulted if I mock him when he is determined to coax me into one of his favorite games. Junior is more docile and seems to feel neglected when someone else gets more attention. They are happy, sad, angry, and most comical of all embarassed when they do something dumb or a planned action goes south (i.e.) Lucky was trying to climb into a recliner chair in its full back position - as he made his daring leap to become 'king of the hill' he missed the edge of the footrest slipping down and bummping his bottom. He quickly recovered but I swear he looked to see if I noticed his error. I made sure he knew and laughed out loud which added more insult to his non injury. Yes I am sure all animals have feelings if we take the time to pay attention. They can teach much thru their complete devotion and unconditional love to others. Thanks for listening. Bright light and warm wishes come along with this and all my messages. Take care
04-16-2003, 09:18 PM
Of course animals have feelings :)
I believe the more time you spend with your animals the more the animal can sence your loving feelings. Just as all of our relationships take time and trust to develop so does the trust from your pet.
Animals just like people bring so much warmth and love into our lives.
Our pets communicate by visual expression or acting out their feelings.
You just have to listen an you will begin to sense the communication your pet demonstrates.
06-13-2003, 05:35 PM
yes. they may not be in the exact form as human emotion, but i do believe/feel that they do have 'feelings'.
have you ever 'communicated' with your dog? i know with my cats.. if i send them a 'wave' of energy, they will come to me.. and .. if i send them a 'picture' of them coming over to me.. they usually will..
11-10-2003, 04:54 AM
:)Oh yes, animals have feelings and are quite good at showing them via body language, which is their universal speech format, in addition to their vocal expressions. Having had and still having multiple dogs and cats, I can tell who is saying what (dog or cat) by the vocal tone of their voice if I can't see them. Having them in sight only confirms what I've already ascertained from them. If you've ever heard of and watched thre Pet Psychic --- you just KNOW they speak to her, and I'm sure they wish we as their caretakers could only understand as clearly as she does.URL
03-07-2004, 12:52 PM
Actually, I would say, not only the animal, but also any being in the world has the feeling. One Japanese research found that the cristal structure of the ice changed with the music background during the process, also, most wonderful thing is that it even change with the word click on the container. The pleasure expression results into the nice structure, on the other hand, urgly one.
The world is so fantastic and profund.
05-26-2004, 04:43 PM
Animals do have feelings too. When my parents split my moms daschund used to mope and wine and do nothing. He would cry I could see tears in his eyes and his face looked so sad. Just looking at his face makes me cry. WHen my dad came over he sniffed him for like 2 minutes then backed up. My cat would sometimes mope around the house. I worry about him. I try to cheer him up. Cuz I hate seeing him like that.
10-11-2004, 02:58 AM
Well, there is an older mammalian brain and a newer mammalian brain (not to bore anyone to death with an anatomy lesson). The older part of the brain is devoted to things like eating, sleeping, AND emotional responses and all mammals share that. The newer part of the brain, which humans have a lot of, is devoted to thinking. So, I think doggies are mostly emotion!
But here's a fearless disclosure.... ;) My springer spaniels are half sisters and when both of them were puppies, I swear I could clairaudiantly hear them say things like, "Mommy is good." Now I know that sounds nuts and I am a very logical person. So, what I'm implying is that doggies are mostly emotional with a little bit of thought! That's it, that's all I ever recall psychicly hearing, but I heard it quite a bit!
P.S. This is also what Spirit thinks of Averi...."Mommy is good!" ;)
12-09-2006, 11:33 AM
I have a wonderful miniature schnauzer who has as many facial expressions as most people and is very clear in communicating her likes and dislikes. Â*I find birds, dogs, cats and horses, are especially clear in communicating their feelings as well as understanding my feelings in return. Â* Have you had the same experience with your animals? Â*If so, I would love to hear from you.
Do animals have feelings? - yes, sure, they're like humans feel! :P ;) :)
04-03-2008, 09:51 AM
Yes animals DO have feelings. I take theraputic horse back riding lessons. I remember one time turning the horse I am assigned to out since I was the only one riding him that day. He gave me such a forelorn look it broke my heart. His previous owner before the ranch where I ride at had abused him. Apparently they beat him about the face with a brush so I have a hard time finding it within me to brush his face area out of respect. But we have slowly worked over that issue. I am hoping to ride him in the Special Olympics this summer in dressage.
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05-04-2010, 11:47 PM
Putting this in perspective, we can understand that we are a type of animal (the human animal) so yes, of course animals have feelings, and yes, the non human animals have feelings too -- in general, they are here to love us and teach us about love, kindness, compassion and forgiveness.
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