Going back many, many millions of years the latest findings are that dogs, cats, lions and bearsâ€¦do have a distinct relationship. They all came from the same forebears. When I first adopted Frankie Weiss, I noticed she had so many traits that only a dog would display. This was nearly twenty years ago; in reading some books by these people who delve into lives millions upon millions of years old. You might be amazed by what they can tell from teeth found in Europe from that period. Imagine, dogs, cats, lions and bears having the same ancestors, If you ever read any of Carl Saganâ€™s writingsâ€¦heâ€™ll tell you we are made of star stuff that floats around in our unknown universe. Me, I wish, they would find the silver lining that allowed new cartilage growth in a personâ€™s knees. Some days the gas pipe seems to be the most prominent choice to relieve knee painâ€¦but then youâ€™d have no life to complain and squawk about. I imagine itâ€™s better to squawk and complain than being put into a box that could develop leaks or rot due to its age, and you are totally oblivious to the world that is six feet or so above you. I still think itâ€™s much better to squawk than the alternative. At least I can still enjoy my Scotch with diet Ginger Ale. Drive my car. And, enjoy a delicious dish of Vanilla ice cream. And, still enjoy squawking about getting to old too fast.