The pets many homo sapiens sapiens would just love to have: --puppies --cats --koala bears --monkeys --chickens --various birds --Polar bears (You may disagree with some of these, but that's besides the point) Theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku (Yes,yes, yes...I know, not the most popular name on here, but his projections of the future aren't being discussed here.) once described his thoughts as a child when observing alligators at the zoo. "I would always wonder 'what are they thinking when they look at me?'. Now I know-- they're thinking 'Is that my lunch?'. "Cute" is the word we use such critters (not mature alligators necessarily), cute and cuddly. Many treat these animals like they are their own children, attribute human traits to them. Many forget the distinct differences between humans and other species neurologically. Lets take dogs for example. Now, I don't claim to be an expert on the way dogs think, but I'm well aware that a good deal of their loyalty is based entirely on food. They don't care about you, they care that you're the one most consistently able to feed them and keep them safe. Now, I have nothing against dogs, but this makes me wonder-- why do we think they're cute? Why do we try and talk to them when they probably don't understand a single thing we're saying? (unless of course they've been trained to connect specific activities to specific sounds). Why do we find animals "cute" and humanize them? Do they think at all, on the lines we seem to assume they do?