DejaMoo wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm
OTOH, if you don't think animals can't sometimes be little shits and deliberately
do things they know
they shouldn't do, you've never had a close relationship with an animal. Sometimes they want attention. Sometimes they want to get back at you. Sometimes they just think it'd be hilarious.
The only thing they do deliberately and instinctively is act exactly as the animals they are.
There's no "sin" in behaving exactly as their species is hard wired to behave and there's no method to actually determine that they do what they "know they shouldn't do."
The only thing one can say they "know" with absolute certainty is: they "know" exactly how to be horses or dogs or cats or
frogs or brook trout. And behave accordingly.
They do not operate by the moral code generally acceptable to humans. And when they are accused of failing to live up to human expectations, they will always fail.
Which gives the ego driven human grounds to blame them for being exactly what they are. They are representatives of their species and entitled to be treated as such without imposing expectations they can never fulfill.
Back to the regularly scheduled program.