I think they’re better off for accepting it in the end. They may be less mighty but now they enjoy the pleasures of civilization
@Snarfel Burger, my little fluff ball would entirely disagree with the idea that he isn’t mighty. But I do agree with you because he’s the size of a cat, especially after getting shaved.
@Snarfel Burger, some actually have become even more mighty, but even with the trendline of them being weaker, you are absolutely correct.
Many don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, they gained friends who will love them for their entire lives (though probably never as much as they do us), and for those that raise puppies, even in an evolutionary sense they've won by having mates and offspring well cared for vs the wild.
Really, this is a case of just an objectively solid win no matter how you look at it
Also cats are generally pretty apathetic towards their human caregivers, but we too were probably the greatest win for them as well. Actually, we're probably too strong a win for kitties because they're (on the whole) straight up extincting several species and now we're having to figure out ways to mass euthanize ferals or curb their growth.
@Snarfel Burger, dogs owe their existence to them ancestors accepting that food
@Sven and Otar, there are also wayy too many dogs - especially mutts, who ironically tend to have the healthiest mix of genetics.
@Factory BOY, to a certain degree maybe, but cats are an actual global catastrophe on the environment of many parts of the world.
Are there wild packs of feral dogs? Yes. Are shelters overfilled with pups? Yes. Have dogs been directly and causally related to the active and past extinctions of dozens of species across multiple regions of the world? No. This is a problem with cats. Hell, Australia even for a short period of time tried to encourage hunters to go after cats by offering bounties for every cat killed, loosening weapons restrictions within cities to make hunting possible the problem is so bad. It only stopped when international outrage directed at them.
Too many dogs? Absolutely. Should people prioritize shelters first when searching for a furry friend? Yes. But I do think we can prioritize the bigger issue first to handle the ramifications of cat's effects on the environment more effectively
Are you kidding? It was the best deal ever for dogs and they love us, highly unrealistic dog time travel scene, 0/10
But the food is too good to pass up
This was your chance dog sniffs future dog “I recognize you, you are my son”
This needs to be reversed.