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Paleo pet to own

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 12, 2012 at 2:25 PM

What do you think is most paleo type of pet to own?

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on October 14, 2012
at 12:05 AM

If you eat my pet I will cut your right arm off with an axe and beat you over the head with it (the severed right arm, not the axe)

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on October 13, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Stone age for sure!

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(2338)

on October 13, 2012
at 09:38 PM

that's a faulty link

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:28 AM

Hey, let me hook you up with someone.. http://paleohacks.com/questions/155451/what-did-paleo-peole-use-for-their-menses

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Did you expect an assemblage of the pinnacle of intellectual fervour?

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(10611)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:48 AM

We always had spaniels. They're born moochers but also the best field workers to get up pheasants.

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(10611)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:43 AM

Wolverines are a frickin' handful unless you've got a 12 gauge.

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(10611)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:42 AM

I saw a bobcat out walking yesterday. Cute but probably very vicious.

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

(2349)

on October 12, 2012
at 07:50 PM

It's bred for its skills in magic.

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on October 12, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Re: CD, I think that's the point of why dogs are a great answer. They can aid in hunting and tracking and provide companionship without being uncontrollable large and/or aggressive.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:56 PM

meh, maybe that's why I am not a pet owner. Then I guess I would say a lioness -- if I can't eat them, at least they should be able to eat people who threaten me AND catch me dinner.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I think the point of a pet is that you're not going to eat them...

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(2923)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Wikipedia's definition for "ancient breeds" is "fewest genetic differences from wolves" ... so yeah, the article does miss out on the effects 50,000+ years of co-evolution have had ...

Dfeb3c1ef269c5dc03154d1689c14373

(716)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Basenji actually isn't that old--only about a hundred years or so

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

(2613)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Pet rock for sure.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:46 PM

As an older woman, I firmly believe my dogs are paleo (I also have 2 cats):

  • morning and evening walks get me up and moving around
  • frequent laughter that modern life seems to squelch
  • soothing company that alleviates loneliness and anxiety

Living in an RV park, I can't help but notice that those of us with dogs spend lots of time outside, moving and gabbing, while the others are inside or at the casino.

I think many of us feel closer to mammals, but otherwise any creature you like is a pet and I guarantee paleo humans were not limited to only human company. Check out any farm or racetrack barn and you'll see lots of extra critters.

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(10611)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:48 AM

We always had spaniels. They're born moochers but also the best field workers to get up pheasants.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Duh! Dino from the flinstones.

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782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on October 12, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Ditto for dogs. Dogs and humans co-evolved together. Maybe you could get the ultimate paleo pet, a wolf pup.

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1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on October 12, 2012
at 08:33 PM

My pug, without a question. He is an evolutionary adaptation for cold weather, i.e., he plops his fat little body on my feet when I'm at my desk, thus keeping me warm.

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on October 12, 2012
at 07:15 PM

A liger, which is a cross between a lion and a tiger. Ligers kick ass.

Baa413654789b57f3579474ca7fa43d7

(2349)

on October 12, 2012
at 07:50 PM

It's bred for its skills in magic.

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(10611)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:43 AM

Wolverines are a frickin' handful unless you've got a 12 gauge.

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(2923)

on October 12, 2012
at 02:51 PM

Definitely a dog, they've been partnered with us and hunting with us longer than anything else. (Cats, while being hunters, are a very neolithic pet). For true re-enactment potential, look to the older breeds like Basenji or Saluki or Husky.

Then there's the health benefits of being a dog owner (including reduced stress, lower blood pressure, fewer minor ailments, better recovery time on major ailments).

Dfeb3c1ef269c5dc03154d1689c14373

(716)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:38 PM

Basenji actually isn't that old--only about a hundred years or so

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(2923)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Wikipedia's definition for "ancient breeds" is "fewest genetic differences from wolves" ... so yeah, the article does miss out on the effects 50,000+ years of co-evolution have had ...

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:23 AM

I have inherited a Pomeranian, which, I suppose, is not a particularly paleo breed. I do like the notion of an Akita.

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D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

on October 12, 2012
at 09:43 PM

Around these parts, the farther out into the boonies you get, the more valuable a good dog becomes.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:13 PM

Tilapia. They populate quickly, mature quickly, thrive on algea. You can build a self-sustaining terrarium that would feed a family of four that would fit on most people's decks.

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:38 PM

I think the point of a pet is that you're not going to eat them...

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 12, 2012
at 05:56 PM

meh, maybe that's why I am not a pet owner. Then I guess I would say a lioness -- if I can't eat them, at least they should be able to eat people who threaten me AND catch me dinner.

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

(1365)

on October 12, 2012
at 07:30 PM

Re: CD, I think that's the point of why dogs are a great answer. They can aid in hunting and tracking and provide companionship without being uncontrollable large and/or aggressive.

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Cc3ce03985eac5ebcbb95fc2329f13b0

on October 12, 2012
at 04:16 PM

Dogs, definitely, dogs.

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892be7bd354cb6359a42bbda9069c2c0

(120)

on October 12, 2012
at 04:01 PM

A sabertooth tiger.

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(10611)

on October 13, 2012
at 01:42 AM

I saw a bobcat out walking yesterday. Cute but probably very vicious.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:35 PM

I prefer a herd of goats. Then again, I handle dairy just fine!

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(2338)

on October 13, 2012
at 08:52 PM

a horse? gotta be able to keep up with the buffalo herds.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:15 AM

I am Paleo. Animals are food. Bring your pet anywhere near my house, and I'll eat it.

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on October 14, 2012
at 12:05 AM

If you eat my pet I will cut your right arm off with an axe and beat you over the head with it (the severed right arm, not the axe)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 04:28 AM

Hey, let me hook you up with someone.. http://paleohacks.com/questions/155451/what-did-paleo-peole-use-for-their-menses

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(2338)

on October 13, 2012
at 09:38 PM

that's a faulty link

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on October 12, 2012
at 05:07 PM

Depends what kind of animal you like to eat, I guess. :)

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on October 12, 2012
at 02:26 PM

backyard chickens? nah... too neolithic. How about a pet rock or a hunting dog?

F694fc245d03b64d6936ddb29f4c9306

(2613)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Pet rock for sure.

43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on October 13, 2012
at 10:24 PM

Stone age for sure!

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(22)

on October 12, 2012
at 03:00 PM

Is this for fuck$ing real? Arr you people this dense?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:24 AM

Did you expect an assemblage of the pinnacle of intellectual fervour?

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