[Vision2020] Household Domestic Animals (Humor)

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sat Dec 22 11:50:28 PST 2007

A lost chapter of the Book of Genesis has been discovered in the Dead Seal
Scrolls. It appears to shed light on the origin of pets. 
'And Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me
everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is
difficult for me to remember how much you love me." 

And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be
with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that
you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how
selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will
accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself." 

So God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. It was a good
animal. God was pleased. 

And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. Then
Adam said, "But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom
and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new

And God said, "No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a
reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name,
and you will call him DOG." 

Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was
comforted. God was pleased. Dog was content and wagged his tail. 

After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord
and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens
like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed
taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility." 

The Lord said, "No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be
with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind
him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration."

God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam. 

When Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme

And Adam learned humility. 
And God was pleased. 
And Adam was greatly improved. 
And Cat did not much care one way or the other.


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"We're a town of about 23,000 with 10,000 college students. The college
students are not very active in local elections (thank goodness!)."

- Dale Courtney (March 28, 2007)

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