Sunday, August 26, 2007

Our Animal Roots

Hi all!

Have you ever noticed, no matter how smart and evolved we think we are, we still behave just like animals?

Two days ago, we had some severe weather here in Michigan. A tornado touched down about 3 city blocks from our house. No one was seriously injured, but the whole area was a buzz. We were on our way to visit Tess and Roz and I have never seen so much traffic. People felt the need to be out and about and socializing. Many were driving by and checking on the damage. People had to touch base with each other and I definitely could see the "herding" mentality that you see with cows or deer.

I hope I'm not the gimpy antelope.


Tess said...

Our "herding" tendencies are quite fascinating! Do we do it to learn about our environment ("I want to see what happened to prevent it from happening to me") or do we do it out of concern ("I want to see if there is anything I can do to help the situation and to comfort others who were affected"). Sadly, I think it is more often the first.

Animal said...

You're not the gimpy're the prowling tigress, baby! gggrrrOOOOOWWwwwlll!

sdb said...

Why thank you.

Strangela said...

Can I blame animal instincts on my desire to curl up and sleep on the sunny spot on the couch in the afternoon? Buster and Baxter usually inspire me!

kat said...

Oh, a sunny nap sounds GOOOOOD.