Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
It's interesting to try to think of animals acting, not for the sake of the good or the right, but of 'the fine'.
It seems as if animals might naturally have 'strangers'. But friendship?
It's difficult to imagine a third animal party stepping in; at least one which isn't dominant.
Is there a sense in which animals are ever expected to answer for anything?
Coming when called, and answering to a name, are not the same.
Though few will do so, it's possible not to give your pet a name. Not giving a child a name is unthinkable.
You get to call pets whatever you want. They don't call you anything.
Animals will kill things and eat them. Or sometimes just kill them. Like it's something to do.
We say hello to animals, but they seem to have no use for our goodbyes.