Learning their names, for example.
Although this year’s kits seem much more interested in food than saying hello.
Kits these days.
But one young fellow, Mason, has shared his name.
A few years back one of the neighborhood (human) children asked me how I knew the animals’ names.
“I asked you your name, didn’t I?”
“Well, shouldn’t I show them the same respect?”
But they can’t tell you.
“Of course they can. You just have to be willing to listen.”