mmm i like horses and birds..and dolphins. they're so free. I've always loved horses and I had dreams i could fly when i was a little kid..those were fun I don't know what happened to them. yeah, I think what animals we like can say things about what we value in life or in our lifestyles...
I don't know about animals, though I've always loved the snow leopard (big cats in general) and wanted to know my totem/spirit animal, but I'm pretty sure Mr.Abraham Lincoln is quite a nice man, and form of guardian.
He gives me numbers which we've established as certain things and makes me very happy sometimes. He's nice, strichish, and fair. I like him (as a manifestation of my concience, an energy, whatever).
VI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VIVCI
"By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe."
Octopus: Octopuses are solo creatures. They have short lifespans and die shortly after mating. They have a surprisingly high intelligence that can be hard for people (social) to detect, because it's an intelligence tuned for non-social living. The octopus' brain seems to be distributed throughout its entire body (the main centre's still in the head though), which makes it very "physically intelligent". Arms can operate pretty much autonomously. The octopus is a master at changing its appearance and it often uses this trick when interacting with other creatures. Octopuses "play" with objects to figure out what they're about. The octopus can only handle short bouts of physical exertion, so it conserves its energy most of the time.
-- ISTP/INTP/INFP? Too lazy to illustrate the specific connections... sorry.
I know I'm a nut for thinking this up, so I don't know what I am for posting it, but um, I guess perhaps someone will tell me, lol.
P.S. Only a small part of me died after mating (it's called dignity) and it's only happened once... I don't know what the short lifespan part was mean to represent.