Playing with Dolphins

[Excerpt from TT: 2007-04-01]

[H2OSprtlvr] Are the wild dolphins around the Fiji islands that interact with the tourist annoyed with the human tourist for being dropped off in their path or do they truly enjoy swimming and playing with the tourist?

[Michael Entity] Most Dolphins who are in positions of interaction with Humans adore the experience, but not always from the spiritual level that some tend to project upon the experience. Many “make fun” of the Humans and others know of the sexual “hang ups” among humans, so tend to push that level for humor. In short, Dolphins tend to find the experience comical and fun.

[H2OSprtlvr] I know that dolphins are much more sexual and promiscuous than we humans are. Are we disrupting their sleep time or anything that they are on a mission to do? These tour groups go out daily to interact with wild pods of dolphins.

[Michael Entity] To help you “see” the humans the way many dolphins experience humans, it might help to remember the kind of feeling and perception you may have for a fat puppy, ranging from his floundering attempts to walk or run, to his trying to do something complicated and seeing his “pride.”

At worst, the dolphins tolerate the inconvenience, but we see no interference, at least within this particular context. There are other contexts in which dolphins and whales despise humans.