> Anders Sandberg <email@example.com> wrote:
> AS> Why do we have pets? I think it is because we want companionship, but
> AS> not necessarily with the demands of other humans and quite often
> AS> because we enjoy companionship with a *different* kind of being.
> Very often the psychology is that of a parent-child relationship. This is
> true not only for the human owners, but also possibly for the pets. For
> example, if you watch the behavior of cats, much of it is based on their
> perception of humans as mother cats.
Our cat tried his best to teach us how to hunt mice and birds. So
WHICH is the parent?
> AS> and one could imagine a canine union acting as the lobby for
> AS> intelligent dogs (demands for fair treatment,
> That sounds like a particularly amusing vision of Hell.
Cerberus as a union negotiator...
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