Phil Martin may have a point here. Have others felt the same? He writes (DEC 13)
I visited the nest at 7:30 and 9:45 and there was no activity. I returned at 12:30 and found Pride sitting in his nest. I watched him for approximately 30 minutes and he hardly moved, only turning his head skyward to occasionally look up.
A poet once wrote, he never saw a wild animal feel sorry for itself. I say, he never saw a Bald Eagle that lost his mate. Pride looks "Broken Hearted" to me.
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I will agree with Phil. There are people that say animals have no feelings. I completely disagree. Here is why:
Nine years ago Pancho, a male chihuahua I had, passed away. At that time my one year old chihuahua Lupe was distraught and it took her ten months to turn into the happy puppy she was before Pancho died. I had two other puppies at the time, but she really loved Pancho.