How The Dog Became Part Of The Family Analysis

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1. In the articles "How the Wolf Became the Dog" and "How the Dog Became Part of the Family" both by Sarah Albee and Lauren Tarshis. It talks about the strong relationship between man and man's best friend, how it all started, and to where we are today as loyal friends. In the article "How the Wolf Became the Dog" , it talks about how dogs are often in big historical events and have saved many important people's lives. In the article it says “Before forks, spoons,and napkins became common, people wiped their greasy hands on dogs that sat near the dinner table. On icy winter nights, people used dogs as foot warmers. Some European kings refused to take a bite of food unless their dogs tasted it first. Only then could they be sure the food hadn’t …show more content…
In the 1800s, explorers Lewis and Clark journeyed across America’s western wilderness with a big black dog named Seaman. (Seaman once saved Lewis and Clark by chasing away a buffalo stampeding through their camp)” (Albee and Tarshis 25). This shows that dogs have helped us a lot over the years whether it being just being there as morel support, or risking there live to save us. In the article "How the Dog Became Part of the Family", it talks about how the U.S. spends a lot of money on dogs. In the article it says there are 90 million pet dogs in the U.S. The average owner spends $135 per month on their dogs. Nearly 50 percent of American families owns at least one dog, according to the American Pet Products Association. Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on their dogs each year (Albee and Tarshis 26-27). This shows that people are willing to spend a lot of there own hard earned money on their pet dog and companion. In the article "How the Wolf Became the Dog" , it talks about how our ancestors accidentally discovered that wolves were actually helpful. In the article it says “People realized that wolves made effective …show more content…
In the articles "How the Wolf Became the Dog" and "How the Dog Became Part of the Family" both by Sarah Albee and Lauren Tarshis. It talks about how people love dogs, now having a cute little pet dog is a household staple in the United States. In the article "How the Wolf Became the Dog" , it talks about how when the wolves started to change both physically and mentally after they were domesticated. In the article it says “As the centuries passed, the wolves living near humans started to change. Their bodies got smaller, their ears floppier. They became less aggressive and more eager to please humans. And at some point probably 15,000 to 38,000 years ago--the creatures we know as dogs emerged” (Albee and Tarshis 25). This shows that just by living with humans, a big mean wolf can turn in a small fluffy nice dog. In the article "How the Dog Became Part of the Family", it talks about how people have an addiction to the love that a dog gives them when they are together. In the article "New research is helping to explain the scientific basis for our connection to dogs. In 2015 ,researchers in japan found something interesting. When a human and a dog gaze into each other’s eyes, the brain of both species release a chemical. This chemical makes the human and the dog feel close. This is the same chemical that is released when a human mother looks at her baby. Dogs also have a desire to understand us, and that is unique in the animal kingdom. For example, when we point at

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