What is your favourite animal?

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What is your favourite animal?

Postby Still Searching » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:58 am

I pretty much love all animals but my most favourite are cats.
Spiders & snakes scare me but I wouldn't hurt them.

What about you?
(If this thread already exists, I apologize.)
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Feathers » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:23 am

Spiders scare the hell out of me.

I have pet rats, which I love. I also like cats.
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Kare » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:21 pm

The fox

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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Justsit » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:13 pm

ROFL, Kare! I knew someone had to do it....
Pure genius :jumping:
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:34 pm

There are so many good ones, hard to choose:

Tiger (independent)
Cobra snake (nagas)
Elephant (intelligent, great memory)
Manatee (gentle giant)
Cow (Gavi sutta) :tongue:
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby beeblebrox » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:58 pm

I don't own any, but I enjoy meeting cats.

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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Still Searching » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:42 pm

beeblebrox wrote:I don't own any, but I enjoy meeting cats.

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:tongue: lol

I'm friends with my neighbourhood cats. Once, one followed me home from town, I stopped by a fast food place and shared a bag of chips with it. It was probably a stray but it was cute.

Every time I see a cat or dog, I always walk over to it and pet it and talk to it like a baby, hahaha!

My brother used to own pet mice, one used to love chewing at my finger and let me stroke it's tiny nose.

I'm not too keen on rats, a lot of the ones I've met were very vicious.

As for wild animals, I love lions but I wouldn't dare go near one. :tongue:
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Still Searching » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:49 pm

Forgot to mention, foxes are beautiful creatures.
I enjoy watching them walk around through woods.
They're actually very friendly, even if they do rammage through our rubbish! :tongue:

My brother loves penguins (not sure I spelt it right). He owns a cat and a lizard.
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby daverupa » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:15 pm

Nathan Cobb wrote:In short, if all the matter in the universe except the nematodes were swept away, our world would still be dimly recognizable, and if, as disembodied spirits, we could then investigate it, we should find its mountains, hills, vales, rivers, lakes, and oceans represented by a film of nematodes. The location of towns would be decipherable, since for every massing of human beings there would be a corresponding massing of certain nematodes. Trees would still stand in ghostly rows representing our streets and highways. The location of the various plants and animals would still be decipherable, and, had we sufficient knowledge, in many cases even their species could be determined by an examination of their erstwhile nematode parasites.


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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:44 pm

I like seals, but I don't think my bath is big enough to have one as a pet. :P
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby Still Searching » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:06 pm

Spiny Norman wrote:I like seals, but I don't think my bath is big enough to have one as a pet. :P


Seals are adorable.
I used to watch the movie Andre a lot as a kid.
I loved that movie, it was beautiful & heart warming. :smile:
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby kmath » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Wolves, for their mystic
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Re: What is your favourite animal?

Postby rohana » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:51 pm

Move aside, foxes and cats, it's the Red Panda's time to shine:

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"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
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