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All About People

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Imagine if dogs, cats, hamsters, and other animals could explain the purpose of humans. Why do they act as they do? Here are some categories to think about.

Definitions: How would pets define humans? A cat might define "human" as a being that can use a can opener and serve as a sleeping platform. The dog might describe humans as a being that can spell WA-L-K. What about some other creatures?

Behaviors: How would a cat, dog, squirrel, or bird explain human laughter or anger? A game of baseball, golf, or checkers?

Physical traits: What purpose would a pet ascribe to ticklishness? To snoring?

Human pastimes: What purpose would an animal give to singing? How about going to a concert? Or…
watching television?!

Who knows? By considering how our furry or fine-feathered friends regard us, we might learn a thing or two about what makes us tick.

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From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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