Wednesday, March 18, 2009

That's One Smart Bird

When I was writing UNSPOKEN, some of my pals kidded me about my premise, insisting that animals didn't have emotions, couldn't think (much), and that they really weren't all I was supposing they were.

Well . . . take a look at this crow. Not only does she have desires, but she knows how to use a tool to get it. Pretty smart bird, huh?

I still say animals are a lot smarter and deeper than we think they are. :-)



Terri L. Gillespie said...

That was amazing!

You know how I feel about animals, Angie. That little sparrow that made eye contact with me then trusted me enough to rest in my hand displayed a real emotion.

I still believe that Adam and Eve communicated and played with the animals in The Garden.


PS I love hearing Mandesa everytime I visit your blog.

Smilingsal said...

I'm constantly impressed by the intelligence of animals--especially those with a tiny brain.

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow. That's incredible.

Jzbeanie said...

Great video. Certainly animals have emotions! How could any pet owner think otherwise?? My cats certainly display a wide range!( Much to Sema's chagrin, perhaps!) Unspoken was one of my favorite books of yours(and I am a fan of all that I've read so far).
btw- visiting your blog has convinced me to buy Mandisa's album! Great!

Anonymous said...

OMG. That video was awesome.

Oh yeah, animals are way smarter than we give them credit for, I think.

Thanks for this post.

Ruthie said...

Sure wish people were as smart sometimes!