Animals can be warm and friendly when you need a shoulder to cry on. They seem to sense when you are not feeling good and try to help you feel better by laying next to you or trying to snuggle close to give you some love. This is a true interspecies friendship and relationship. The animal wants you to know that they are near and want to help.
Interspecies friendship and relationships can bring a warm loving partner to the table that won't ask for anything in return but something to eat and lots of love. They won't steal your money or credit cards and you can tell them anything without worry about someone else hearing about it. It is a win-win situation for both you and the animal. Nowhere else will you find these conditions. A human couldn't be so gentle and caring as your animal friend. They are truly a unique group of friends to have.
Animals are also known to help the sick and elderly as well. You might see a group of dogs a cats going to the nearest nursing home. These people will talk to the animals when they won't even talk to each other. It is a good therapy for the people. They get some love and give some to the animal in return in t form of hugs and petting their fur or a scratch between the ears. The animals get the attention and they bring the elderly people back to the present and here and now.
Take a warn fuzzy cat for example. Who couldn't resist loving on it? How about a big old Labrador? Who can resist their childlike nature and not try to play with them for a few minutes? A scratch between the ears says a lot here. Love is their game and the animals are quite good at it.
Remember the story about the cat at the nursing home who could predict when the residents were going to die? He had a unique interspecies friendship and relationship with the people living at the nursing home. He came into contact with them and gave them lots of love on a daily basis. But for some reason, they didn't want him standing outside their door for very long. It was the only thing the residents didn't like about the cat.
There have been other stories where animals have saved families and children from fires, drowning, and other emergencies. They knew something was happening and it was not good. They would run and bark loudly or drag the person to safety if they could. You have read many times about the dog that saved the baby from a fire by carrying it to safety. How about the cat who squealed when danger was present? These animals know something is not right and they forewarn you of it before it is too late if you listen to them.
There have also been stories of other kinds of interspecies friendship and relationships. You may have read many articles about the deer who took care of a rabbit, the cat who took care of a chick, or the Mama dog that took care of squirrel. These all show that animals will invest their time and not be prejudiced against other animals that are not in their elite group. Imagine if the human race could do that.