“I’m not a lover of the exotic, as you, dad. “It was the first visit my daughter in Asia, and we have just passed a street vendor offering a variety of crispy roasty and boiled insects — popular snack food Thailand. I asked if she wanted to try grasshoppers . “They are very even nothing,” I added encouragingly. The daughter shook her head and said, “I’m ready to try something new, but I will not eat any animals nor cute nor disgusting”.
Food, she perceived through the idea of its original form. To the category of disgusting it included the insects, and the category pretty — numerous small mammals, including cats, dogs, rabbits . and three rodent species, somewhere in the West playing the role of Pets: e the hamsters, gerbils and Guinea pigs . The last really beloved Pets in many euroamericana, but this does not negate their long culinary history, and the fact that these rodents and are considered to be an important source of protein in Peru (the birthplace of the “canteens” of rodents), Ecuador, parts of Venezuela and in Bolivia and Colombia. Continue reading
In adults did not and there is no consensus about whether to keep children and Pets at home together. And the supporters and the opponents have strong arguments. For example, those who encourages the child to become accustomed from birth to communicate with dogs or cats, claimed that the baby quickly develops, it becomes kinder.
And those opposed, talking about allergies that can occur, infections, aggressive animals.
Who is right, whose justification more significant, each of us decides for himself. Here’s some food for thought.
One day the teachers of the kindergarten, in which there was a lot of aggressive children, decided to experiment. They brought in a group of normal cat named Wiggles. First, the animal behaved caution: the Wiggles were hiding, shunned the children. But after a while he adapted and became a General favorite.
Surprisingly, soon the children became more flexible, less in conflict, more willing to reach out to each other. Educators believe that it is a cat, independent and proud by nature the creature had managed to teach the kids how to communicate. Continue reading