I've always loved animals and I've been noticing for quite some time that they really, really like certain people. All the animals that I come into contact with seem to like me (even bugs are drawn to me, much to my displeasure). Random dogs and cats will come to me seemingly out of nowhere and pretty much force me to acknowledge their presence. Dogs will jump up on me, tail wagging, tongue out, looking at me like we're the best of buddies even though I've never seen them before. Dirty alley cats will twine through my legs and meow at me until I almost trip over them. I took my child to a petting zoo and a zebu let me pet him but stuck his enormous tongue all the way down my arm until he was basically licking my armpit and even when I cried out and jumped away it still kept trying to lick me. Not five minutes later a camel was nipping at my bum while we watched some pygmy goats play. The camel licked me too (a LOT) when I turned to look at him and as I pet him the owner said, "Aw, he wanted you to pay attention to him instead."
It's not just me that experiences this kind of thing frequently. I've met a few people who have too and they don't really know why either.
I'm just curious if anyone else has had things like this happen to them. Also, if anyone has any ideas on why this happens, I'd like to hear it. Thanks in advance.
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I guess animals feel if you are someone that they can trust. I mean, I've always had animals jump on me out of the blue.
We were once staying at this villa on a trip. The dog from the villa was following us around. He started barking and approaching this smaller dog. All of the sudden from the bushes a big sheppard jumped up and charged towards "our" dog which came to me and was right at my feet. I though "oh, great, I'll get bitten, cause this dog is an idiot". The others in the group backed off. I stood there. When the sheppard got close to me , his whole body language changed and he calmed down... I was like "woa, what?"
Again on a mountain road... bushes started moving... I first thought it's a bear or something so I started talking while backing off, so the bear knows I'm there.
This big dog pops out of the bush and starts wagging his tail and he kept with me for the whole hiking :)
With kids the same: They always jump on. Toddlers that just learned to walk want to climb in my arms... It's weird as I would usually simply avoid interaction with them cause I personally feel uncomfortable with children. But for some reason, they wanna be around and play and all. Went on holiday. This family was there with two children. When they left, they started crying cause they'll never see me again and didn't want to go in the car.
I guess they have this 10th sense :P and feel something about people.1