Food or Pets? (Funny Things My Daughter Says #11)

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these posts, as it’s been a long time since my daughters were little girls and used to just come out with the funniest comments. But recently my then-17 year old daughter came out of her bedroom where she’d been studying for a science test and said something that I thought was hilarious, so I wanted to share it here.

Like I said, my daughter was studying biology–specifically the development of the Cro-Magnons (or Early European modern Humans, as Wikipedia tells me we now say), including what we can potentially discern about their lifestyle, use of tools and eating habits. Taking a break from all this, she entered the room where I was and announces something like:

“If strange creatures just showed up and started hunting me, and I found out that they were using my skin for their clothing, my fat for their fuel, my flesh for their food, and were even using my own bones to hunt and kill me, I’d probably just have given up. No wonder the dogs just decided to go and get domesticated.”

Pretty good, right? Those dogs were onto a good thing…they know it’s better to be a pet than to be food.


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