From my perspective, the animal kingdom has a great deal to teach human folk if we will take the time to watch and listen. We share the planet with a dizzying number of awe-inspiringly complex and dynamic creatures all uniquely suited to the equally complex and dynamic environments that they inhabit. In a nutshell, humans don’t have the monopoly on intelligence and we definitely do not have the monopoly on cool. This viewpoint inspired me to seek out the animal spirits that seem to “speak my language” and maybe share a bit of character with me. Three animals have stood out from the lot thus far in my journey: Crow, Coyote, and Barn Owl.