You Can Get Along With Anybody
You know that expression “They fight like cats and dogs”? In my experience, it’s not necessarily true. It’s quite surprising how animals of different species (cats, dogs, birds, you name it) can be friends—as long as they are raised in a warm and loving environment.
In my work, I bring home baby birds almost every night. Our dog Spinnaker, an Australian shepherd, treats them very gently. He has raised baby flamingos with us and even helped train a falcon. Humans would do well to emulate such displays of generosity.
Laura Wyatt is the curator of wildlife at the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary at Flamingo Gardens, in Davie, Florida.