I’m grateful for animals. I’m grateful for their intuition, their quiet company, their silent and passive strength. I’m grateful that they remind us of innocence and instinct, and they remind us what it means to make mistakes, and what it means to love. I’m grateful for their licks and bites and scratches, their softness, their gummy lips and velvet ears. I love animals. I think they’re so much more amazing than we realize.