I know pet lovers and those who connect with animals have this uncanny feeling sometimes that runs at the back of their mind that the animals are trying to convey a message to us, it's just that we don't understand exactly what. This thread is opened to pour out your heart's feelings for those animals who made a difference in your lives, making it richer and more fulfilled. A pinch of humor is expected. When I was working on a Telco satellite project in Laos/Vietnam border, I was stationed in a room upstairs a restaurant. The lady owner was quite comfortable with my stay there but she warned me of her dog, a full term pregnant German Shepherd. She said, everyone is afraid to go near her and she holds no responsibility if I went close to her. Being a dog lover, I talked to her dog and everyone thought I was nuts, as nobody goes talking to dogs there. They eat dogs instead. Yuck!!! One evening, I decided to discard my old hair brush and instead of throwing it away, I brushed her fur, giving more attention on places she would have difficulty reaching for a scratch. The next day, I was told she delivered her pups and nobody was allowed to go near them. So I kept my distance. The next morning, I went to the wet market in the remote village where I was staying. While buying my vegetables, this German Shepherd came to me and put her front paws on my hip for a while and then disappeared away. All the villagers were shocked and told me that this dog only attacks people and they gave me a lot of respect after that. I went back to my quarters and wondered, "Did the dog say Thank You?" I mean she sure did, there was no doubt about it.