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Where do pets come from? LOL
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DD    Posted 08-03-2004 at 17:29:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where do pets come from?

It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls. If authentic, it would shed light on the question, "Where do pets come from?"

And Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me." And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal." And God said, "No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility."

And the Lord said, "No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration."

And God created CAT.
And Cat would not obey Adam.

And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.

And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved. And Dog wagged his tail.

And Cat did not care
one way or the other.

deadcarp    Posted 08-03-2004 at 19:25:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Crossing over is tough - if you've gotten used to dogs, you'll have to learn a much more subtle body language. For example, if your cat yawns it means he's adored you so much today, it plumb wore him out. Feed him. If he turns his back but listens, he still thinks the world of you but boy he hasta work on improving his menu. If he steps in your plate and starts licking, anything, you are truly blessed. If the cat screams, gets away and chews your arm off on recapture, it's a sign that he hates the vet but he can't recall the number right now so he'd sincerely appreciate a few kind lies on his behalf. Feed him. Something else. And if everything goes his way, eventually he might join you on your bed. At your feet - he doesn't particularly like your breath. :)

George in TX    Posted 08-04-2004 at 13:08:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is Lilly's favorite spot. Everything goes pretty well until she wakes up and stretches, pushing the keyboard into my lap.

DD    Posted 08-05-2004 at 00:00:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
She's got a beautiful coat George, so black it's almost blue looking, if that makes any sense to ya ; )

Ron/PA    Posted 08-04-2004 at 07:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
If a cat steps on my plate, it means he wants to take another airborn ride across the room an ricochet off of at least 3 walls.

DD    Posted 08-03-2004 at 21:20:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I'll just stick to Dogs then Deadcarp ; )

SusieQ    Posted 08-03-2004 at 17:32:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since I am a CAT person, I can relate with the cute story, thing is......cats are just exactly that..........hahahahaha.

DigitalMat    Posted 08-03-2004 at 21:45:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since old Riley the sheltie died last year, we have decided to stick with cats. We would like to travel some, and while a cat can be fine for a few days, a dog is more like a child. Dogs adore you no matter what, but you have to pay extra for the privilege. A cat lives around you, and there are times he doesn't want to be bothered, and times I don't want to be bothered. We understand each other. Grizzlie actually understands and responds to the word "no". Pretty smart kitty.

~Lenore    Posted 08-04-2004 at 08:18:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree, Mat.
Top Cat understands quite a few words when I speak. He comes in here and "speaks" to me, sometimes he is just letting me know he is in the office with me. Then there are other times his "voice" is different and I know he needs something. I will ask, "What do you want? to go out or eat? He definitely understands both words. He will take me to whichever one he needs. He also understands
NO. He is very smart and well behaved.

DD    Posted 08-03-2004 at 18:34:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL, I'm a DOG person but I'll tolerate cats, as much as they'll LET someone tolerate them : )

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