Not only do they have souls, but they are sentient and demonstrate incredible compassion. I used to have a beautiful little bird, who has since passed, who was watching me one day as I was crying. She came down off her high perch (birds will gravitate to the highest perch in their cages) and climbed over to look at me. I could see great love and compassion in her eyes. She was well aware of the fact that I was deeply upset.
Not only do animals demonstrate compassion for their owners, but they do toward other species.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so I've included some photos below.
We could certainly learn a lot from these animals!
I hope everyone had a very Happy Mother's Day!
Love & Light, Georgia
Images from Google