An unlikely bond between a dog and a beaver developed to the extent that they were inseparable in life. The beaver died and video of the dog mourning his death went viral. It seems that some lower life forms are not without the capacity to love.
John, you say, "some lower life forms". It is this superior attitude that makes the normal friendships between other species of animals surprise us. Can't we all just applaud friendship? It's an experience almost all of us animals can share. To me, the other animals are NOT lower life forms. "Lower Life Forms", is the "N-word" for other animals.
I agree. I certainly have known dogs that I would grant more rights to than some people I have known.