IJMC And Lo, There Were Pets

                   IJMC - And Lo, There Were Pets

I think after I finish my finals, I might be able to think straight 
again. Because right now, I'm not sure what's where.          -dave

 It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was
 discovered in the Dead Seal Scrolls.  If authentic, it would shed light
 on the question, "Where do pets come from?"

 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, "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

 And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam.   And it wa a
 good animal.  And God was pleased.

 And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail.
 And 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 animal."

 And God said, "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."

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

 And the Lord said, "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

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

 And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the
 supreme being.  And Adam learned humility.

 And God was pleased.  And Adam was greatly Improved.

 And Cat did not care one way or the other

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