Of Dogs And Men

Chester was my window on the mysterious bond between canines and humans

The way I see it, dogs had this big meeting, oh, maybe 20,000 years ago. A huge meeting--an international convention with delegates from everywhere. And that's when they decided that humans were the up-and-coming species and dogs were going to throw their lot in with them. The decision was obviously not unanimous. The wolves and dingoes walked out in protest.

Cats had an even more negative reaction. When they heard the news, they called their own meeting--in Paris, of course--to denounce canine subservience to the human hyperpower. (Their manifesto--La Condition Feline--can still be found in provincial bookstores.)

Cats, it...

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