Man’s best friend

Why are dogs known as man’s best friend?

It turns out that dogs were the first animal ever to be domesticated by humans. In fact, they were domesticated before the agricultural revolution 15,000 years ago.

Dogs have been with us to hunt, to fight off predators, warn us of danger–earning them the title of “man’s best friend”.

There are lots of things we say, but we have no idea what they actually mean or where they come from.

“It’s raining cats and dogs.”

“There is more than one way to skin a cat.”

Of course, dogs are not usually people’s best friends. Humans are not literal creatures. We are story-telling ones.