Do animals get lonely? Are they “happy” with their own company?
When I was thinking about this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitude – I found two photographs I took of our fellow creatures, quite alone.
Jamaican Woodpeckers often like to perch at the top of the lamp post near our home. I watch them, perched up there, in any kind of weather, perfectly alone.
I was looking out of the back window of our friends’ house in London one sunny morning in September, a few years ago. There, curled up on their lawn was a beautiful fox. He was peacefully asleep, and did not move as I came closer.
This beautiful creature only thought he was alone, as it turned out. I was there with my camera; and a couple of feet away, a domestic cat strolled, unconcerned, in the flowerbed.