I wonder if our ability to speak is a hindrance in communicating with other, non-human animals, whose ‘languages’ are based more on body signals. We are so wrapped up in our world we miss so may obvious messages directed at us. My dogs and my cats are always learning the other species signals quickly.
I’m constantly learning from my pets. I’m sure I don’t notice millions of tiny details but I’m trying to be more open-minded and not let my human assumptions blind me. Funnily enough, it helps me with people, too. I realise everyone is not me.