How to express your animal side in everyday life.
Some people have difficulty mixing “human life” and “pet play”. While I am not suggesting you go out in public in full BDSM gear (unless that’s your thing, then go right ahead) and some pets feel embarrassed wearing their ears or tail out of the house, you can intermingle your inner pet/animal into the way you act and think every day. It is a subtle way for you to stay in touch with that side and have more confidence as you go to school, work, family gatherings, etc.
A good way to start is to think like your animal. Is your animal funny or a trickster? Independent? Affectionate? An example would be myself as a wolf. Wolves are very protective of their own and enjoy a pack mentality. While in class, I make sure no one is left behind, and make sure everyone understands what we are working on. I take care of those who struggle and protect them. Through that, I have become one of the leaders of the class, and even though I am not an instructor, I have set my place in the “pack”, so to speak. Now people come to me for help without having to initialize it myself.
Another way to incorporate your animal side is to improve your actions. I am not saying you should change yourself drastically but there are slight ways to add it to your everyday activities. Again, think about your animal. Are they shy and timid? Are they slow-moving? Are they loud and boisterous? Using myself as an example again, a wolf is very strong and certain of themselves so as I walk through school, I stand tall, my stride is long and slow (a friend of mine can fit two footfalls into one of mine as we walk side by side) but I don’t drag myself or make her wait because I am too slow; my stride is equal to hers, just longer. I will occasionally tilt my head as someone is talking (not too noticeably) and I use my eyes as a major indicator of how I am feeling.
Do whatever feels comfortable for you. And I am in no way suggesting that you change who you are to fit your animal. It is all about intermingling it, not changing completely, because you as a person are very unique and deserve as much recognition as an individual as anyone else.
– Beta Keiko