Is the title true (and it is a generalisation)? It is certainly food for thought. Let’s say that what Doris Day thinks is true. It would mean that animals are more likeable than people in general. That’s a thought. Why might this be?
Listen to Doris Day at 96-years-of-age:
It would probably be because animals are relatively innocent compared to humans. They are what we might call ‘guileless’, a bit like children. Animals can be sneaky when it comes to hunting prey and survival but in interactions with humans what you see is what you get normally.
Animals don’t play games with their human companions. It is their straightforwardness and predictability which is appealing. You normally know where you stand with cats and dogs. Often we can’t trust people unless we really know them but do we really know them?
For wild animals we are often left feeling amazed at their abilities. And in watching wild animals we are reminded of the wonders of the planet and nature. This is good for us. It makes us less human-centric by which I mean more outward looking and it reminds us that we come from nature. Sensing nature is good for us as it takes us back to our roots.
We know that Doris Day likes animals because she has been an animal advocate all her life. She started the Doris Day Animal Foundation. Doris Day is 96-years-of-age at the date of this post. She’s a great lady as far as I am concerned.