Did you know that a shoal of porpoises rescued Dick van Dyke from drowning when stranded far out at sea by pushing him back to shore?
It is not the first time that whales, dolphins and porpoises have been found to protect humans as well as members of their own species, and scientists claim that they are the only members of the nature kingdom to display altruism, apart from people. I do not believe this.
I have seen birds coming to the rescue of other birds, dogs nurturing lambs who have lost their mothers, cats guarding toads as they cross a busy road, buzzards keeping watch as a baby slept. I have seen animals mourn, laugh, and love with real compassion. They feel, they care, but unlike humans they do not allow their emotions to overwhelm them. They live from the heart, from intuition and from wisdom.
We have so much to learn, don’t we?