Here in Egypt we are so connected to the animals.
There's a "Haroof Hydana" on my roof; that's my joke for a sheep or haroof nursery school. It's in preperation for the sheep slaughtering at Eid Al-Adha. I kid that I go off to teach KG1 and my hub stays here with his charges.
There's also ducks, geese, chickens and roosters.
Our neighbor keeps homing pigeons which he lets loose after dinner and they fly out during the azan in this huge display of faith. Yes, they come back. With all the freedom in the world, they choose to belong to someone.
I have horses, donkeys and camels walk past our door throughout the day. The horses and donkeys are usually pulling carts while the camels are trying to hunt for the occasional tourist.
There's the stray cats and dogs which really don't hurt anyone (usually) and are fed from the kindness of strangers who (usually) don't take them in as pets---unless they are my former co-worker who currently has an Egyptian dumpster cat living the good life in Tennessee.
SHOUT OUT TO NOODLES! Hi, Noodles! Hope you're staying out of trouble!
Sometimes, the animals let us know that it's their world too. We forget that. We humans tend to think of the world as OURS but forget that animals have a connection to this earth and to The Creator.
Take a look at what I saw today on Facebook's لله-Daily Reminders-الله. They put out some great stuff.
I've taken the liberty of editing it only slightly for readability:
Why Do Donkeys See Demons and Roosters See Angels?
It's a scientific miracle noted by our Prophet Muhammad (God's blessings and peace is upon him).