Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Secret Origin Of Dogs

When it comes to the origin of dogs, we would rather tell ourselves a lie than the truth. 

The truth is that our first relationships with dogs were not forged in their desire to return a tossed ball to hand, but in our brutal massacre of their mothers and fathers. 

We killed adult wolves and coyotes and kidnapping their orphan young to a strange and alien world where they grew dependent upon us for food, affection and any semblance to freedom. We are still doing that.. 

And why? For our own amusement, and nothing more.

Our first relationships with wolves and dogs, then, was not forged in some notion of benign, mutual co-dependency, but in blood and fear. 

No wonder we created another story to hide the shame!

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