Attachment in Action

“Emotions are the gifts of our ancestors. We have them and so do other animals. We must never forget this.”   —  Marc Bekoff

Here are some fun videos illustrating how relationships come in all shapes and sizes. It is emotions that bind us…

Best Friends – a kid, a dog and a puddle

The joy of sharing your time – and food – with someone you love.  I laugh out loud every time I see the playfulness between these two friends. For more Nation Geographic stories about amazing animals and their relationships, click here: National Geographic YouTube Channel: Wild Chronicles

Tara, the Elephant, and Bella, the Dog

Love knows no bounds.

Tortoise helps out a friend.

The lyrics of Lean on Me, that accompany this video, says it all: “You just call on me brother, when you need a hand; We all need somebody to lean on; I just might have a problem that you’d understand; We all need somebody to lean on; If there is a load you have to bear; That you can’t carry; I’m right up the road; I’ll share your load; If you just call me; Call me if you need a friend.”



Family – A Duck, Several Dogs, and Humans

Individuals who make up your family are not all biological. You can create your own trusted circle of animals – human or otherwise – with whom to share your life. These special connections can help us cope with the normal stressors of life and contribute to our community.


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