The Origin of Pets
It is reported that the following edition of the
Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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 yourself."
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was 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
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 humility.
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 adoration."
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam.
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.