Derby #64: Pets
Are humans the only animals who invite other animals to live in their homes? Are humans the only animals who teach other animals tricks to perform for their amusement? Are humans the only animals who construct receptacles specifically for the feces of other animals? One thing that separates us from the animals is...our animals.
This week, we're talking pets, the creatures with whom we share feelings, food, and fleas. If you insist on going beyond the old standbys (dog, cat, bird, rabbit, fish, lizard, snake, horse, little furry rodent, etc.) and claiming that a hyena or a lamprey is a pet, you better show us why. In other words, a portrait of a majestic lion roaming the veldt is verboten; a portrait of a majestic lion on a leash eating from a food dish is OK.
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