I just like to show a different way to live with your beasties and birdies in harmony.
Perhaps its because I am a cat person.
I actually like dogs too, but never had them as my wife did not like dogs. And perhaps in the dog world, dominance and authority might be required. Even so, I have my doubts. But until the day I keep dogs like Tibetan Mastiff or Rottweiler, I hold my opinion of training dogs in abeyance.
I did not even know what I did with cats was unusual. When my wife feed the cats, the cats seemed to listen largely to me.
They walked outside with us without leash.
And during mountain walks
Or calling and seeing Dommie to come to me at the ocean
Can anyone imagine however authoritative a voice or loud commands can do the above ? That simple quiet request of friend to friend can do again and again?
By the way, being equal works both ways. As good friends, there are limits. It is then your responsibility to let them know what is acceptable behaviour and unacceptable behaviour be your friends humans, beasties or birdies.
Unacceptable behaviours such as biting my wife saddens me. (even if I provoked that inadvertently, as Riam would take it out on my wife). I allowed the sadness to flood into my heart as they are empaths. And scold them with anger.
You cannot be hypocritical with empaths. Having a sweet voice to them while your heart being a nova with hurt, pain and anger. You just confuse them and they never will know, or they think it is just a game.
And why should I command them when a simple request to fly to me was done with military precision with split second timing. Can command with authority make them respond even faster? Perhaps. But I do not need that. To win the battle and lose the war and my soul.
As you can see with Yingshiong on his come to me
The intermediate recall
‪The intermediate recall‬‏ - YouTube
Yingshiong intermediate recall II
‪Yingshiong intermediate recall II‬‏ - YouTube
When I decided YS is to go back into his flightroom so Ivan the cat can be out, I just signal with my hand
and tell YS ' go back'. You can see this sequence here, where YS flew back to his flight room and into his cage at my
Yingshiong flies back into cage on cue
‪Yingshiong flies back on command‬‏ - YouTube
Libai, that green leaf bird in recalls
Events that happened // LiBai flights in apartment
Tinkerbell and Riamfada were seldom videoed on recalls. With recalls done outside that ranged 60 to 100 meters away, nothing could be seen until they were nearer.
Tink and Riam would fly back to their room when told to.
You can see the report and the videos of Riam flying to me when requested and getting the shower that she enjoyed.
And of her flying back into her room when asked.
Pakistan & Russia//Village Harban & Omer // Shower for Riamfada &back to room
I do believe, whether humans or beasties or birdies. You can either be friends, or boss/sub ordinate relationship.
It is your choice what kind of relationship that you think works best for you and what kind of relationship that you like to have.
You cannot have both.
I can only show you a window into my life that it is indeed possible to live together as equal and as friends.
That another way is possible, and might turn out even more magical for you and your beasties and birdies