Committed to Care

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”

James Cromwell

Pets resemble their owners
Or is it the other way around?
I didn’t believe it until I found
my wife

burying my mistress in the ground

Cats and dogs can live
between ten and twenty years
Pet turtles up to eighty
Visit a shelter
There’s life there
Caged away
Adopt a new family member

With a sufficient reason
You can teach
An old dog new tricks
But most prefer
What’s new and shiny
Because most people
Are dicks

I see you
Eyes darting
Are you in the clear?
I’m watching.
for you to drop.
to stoop…
Don’t be an arsehole
pick up the poop……

68% of New Zealand households
own a pet.

Higher than any other country on
the planet.

After careful deliberation
I’ve decided on a pet
I considered
The level of care I could offer
As well as the pet that would best
match my personality
I couldn’t be happier with my new
Pet Rock 

5,500 B.C.
Cats become domestic. A 2017 study confirmed that findings of leopard cats were undergoing domestication independently in China around 5,500 B.C.

Weekly Theme:
National Pet Month

53 thoughts on “Committed to Care

      1. You must have a Mistress Agency where you live….previous didn’t work out sir?….oh?, she got buried?…….we don’t give refunds on unreturned goods…’re lucky, we’ve got a special on this week…….two for one…….two hot twins……lotsa fun guaranteed…’ll take ’em?

        Reckon I’d make a good salesman M ?

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      2. I have a set of twins, more trouble than they are worth.
        I’d have to hear the delivery. The rapid fire speech has the presence of 1950s salesman 👍

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    1. Thanks.
      I think many species of wild cat have domesticated to some extent. Going all the way back to the sabretooth tiger in the Flinstones 🤣
      As long as there has been man, he has attempted to exercise his authority over land and beast. I doubt he will stop before there is nothing wild left.

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      1. Ah, yes but I was thinking in terms of specific genetic evidence. Like we discovered that ALL domesticated dogs can be traced back to the grey wolf, which is quite amazing. So I’d like to know specifically how many domestication events there were for cats :D.

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      2. Ohh:

        “If true, this would indicate that cats were domesticated more than once—in China, and 5000 years earlier in the Middle East. It would also suggest that the rise of farming was destined to give rise to the house cat.”

        “Cats, she notes, largely domesticated themselves, and if this happened twice it could indicate that a whole host of animals—from donkeys to sheep—may have become domesticated with less human involvement than previously thought. ”

        yes I see your point. Evidence for 2 strands but probably happened more times.

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      3. “Domesticated cats all come from wildcats called Felis silvestris lybica that originated in the Fertile Crescent in the Near East Neolithic period and in ancient Egypt in the Classical period.”

        “According to a recent study by Claudio Ottoni, cat domestication took place in two strains, but all domestic cats have a common ancestor: the North African / Southwest Asian wildcat”

        Probably similar for dogs then, more than one event but only 1 surviving strain. Foxes are trying their best to domesticate themselves, lol.

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      4. Did you swallow and regurgitate an encyclopaedia 🤣
        That’s a lot of info off hand.
        Interesting, and it makes sense.
        Either way, with time humans can make anything their bitches, including other humans.


      1. And magic he is!

        I first saw him in the conchords. There is an episode featuring Aziz Ansari where their mom sends them a tape of tv shows back home. One scene is a commercial for the telephone. Please look This commercial up because it’s hilarious in a way that you would appreciate.

        He’s in the commercial and he wrote that episode.

        Also everything about what we do in the shadows and Thor

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      2. I have to find it because I don’t remember it.
        Love Thor! Hilarious.
        Only thing that was a little flat for me was jojo. Otherwise not a foot wrong.

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      3. There were some great lines and characters. And I enjoyed his Hitler for the first half of the film. I had to watch it over two nights cos of the kids, that may have something to do with it as well.
        The stocky military best friend had me laughing to the end.

        But I think once his mother was killed and he became an orphan something switched in my mind as well. It did seem as funny.

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