Monday, March 7, 2011

Dancing?

You decide whether this fellow is dancing or not. The event occurred at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in June of this past year. At first I thought he was just frightened but....take a look:



Whatever was going on, it is fun to watch. Make life more fun for all animals...begin living as an ethical vegan.

9 comments:

Krissa said...

I no longer think my singing is so bad. I don't sound worse than that and she didn't sound too bad. What it looks like to me is that the cows were expecting treats. They were probably confused and or impatient wondering what the heck are these people doing and where's my treats? I don't think the singing even registered, although the guitar playing might have. I miss my old cow friend. :( I can't even say "Rest in peace" because I know what happened to her. Double sad-face. Anyway, she and the other cows used to jump up into the air and click their heels together and do jumps that actually look an awful lot like the bunny binkies. It so happened that a few times when I was walking up it was the same time the hay truck was there or coming. Those poor cows went for DAYS without food sometimes and you should have seen how happy they were when it got there. They got happy for the carrots I brought too, but they did dance for the hay. Sigh. Thanks for the nice video. It was fun to see it. (I hope the cows got some treats eventually). :)

veganelder said...

Thank you Krissa for commenting. I suspect the cows did eventually get treats, I think Farm Sanctuary is one of the better groups around and does well by the residents there.

Cow binkies, horse binkies, bunny binkies, human binkies, dog binkies, chicken binkies...the principle step in the dance of the joy of life. All living beings are entitled to their binkies and their lives...and it is fun to see that joy exhibited.

So I'm Thinking Of Going Vegan said...

I'm trying to think if there have been studies on the effect of music on other animals. I'm quite sure it's been shown that cats in particular like classical music (good choice!), so why wouldn't cows and other species enjoy sound and rhythm? I mean, we're all built to move around, eh?

Laloofah said...

I think that handsome fella decided he enjoyed being serenaded - he definitely looked like he was having fun to me! :-)

I agree with "So I'm Thinking"," and we've often played music for our animal family. We used to play classical music for my horse Sassy when she had to stay in the barn during bad weather, our horse Mocha likes to listen to NPR at night sometimes, and Josie definitely had a favorite CD she enjoyed listening to while she recovered from heartworms (I even made a copy for them to play for her at the vet when she had to stay there during treatments, and the vet staff and other dogs all loved it too!)

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting SITOGV and Laloofah.

SITOGV: I ran a quick search and found this link (http://www.livescience.com/4791-pets-enjoy-healing-power-music.html) among many that deal with music and various sorts of sentient beings. Likely any sort of environmental stimulation that an organism can detect could potentially have an impact on their behavior and/or emotional state (isn't grad school jargon terrific!). If nothing else, music that soothes a human animal is a positive thing because then the other animals get to deal with a "soothed" human animal.

Laloofah: What was the CD? You might be on to something here. I have sometimes wondered why more vets don't do some research and use calming/soothing music in their practices...

Laloofah said...

Hi, Vegan Elder!

Just click on the words "favorite CD" in my comment and it should pull it up. It's "Healthful Sleep" by Belleruth Naparstek. Josie enjoyed a couple by her, along with some tranquil healing harp music. Let me know if you want the names of those, I can't think of them off the top of my head...

You asked me how I embed the hyperlinks in my comments on a different post, if you don't mind I'll answer that here since I'm a bit rushed. It's html coding. Just type this, using the appropriate url and word or words, of course! ...

theword or phrase you want highlighted as your link

veganelder said...

Thanks for responding to a rather silly question on my part. Obviously I could have clicked on your link to the CD...duh. And thanks for the coding tip.

Bea Elliott said...

Music and nonhumans? I know chickens love harmonica playing! They will coo and screech up a storm to join in!

Now - with the bull dancing? I'm certain he wasn't frightened - Not with the way he came back so quickly! I have a kind of "rule"... If what an animal-friend is doing or experiencing makes me smile... Makes most people smile... Odds are everything is okay with them too. I think we all have a natural awareness to know when there's happiness (or not) in other creatures. And what I saw was some very gay, foot-loose fancy-dancing going on... "Big smile!" - Sheer joy! :)

Have Gone Vegan said...

Harp music, eh? Thanks for the link! Do you like my new handle? At least HGV will take less time to type. ;)