We go for walks together and play ball together and I am just getting to the point of asking them over for dinner.
My question is: I have heard a number of stories about the eating habits of Humans and I wonder, if these things are true, is it such a good idea to expose my young to them?
What is your advice? — UNDECIDED
DEAR UNDECIDED: Anyone who reads this newspaper regularly knows my opinion of Humans: they’re lovely to look at…but I wouldn’t want to live with them.
All joking aside, since I don’t actually know what you have heard about Human eating habits, I can’t tell you whether or not they will traumatize your young.
What I can tell you is that Humans are different and if you are going to socialize with them in your home, you will have to be equipped for it. Whether or not this is worth your while is your own decision to make.
Beware, though, that Humans prefer most of their food cooked and they can be very finicky eaters. Many of them have large appetites, as well, and they eat several times a day.
All things considered, though, I have found that making the effort to socialize with other species usually pays off in the end, and I think the experience would probably do your young more good than harm.
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