Sunday, November 18, 2012

Life in the Stone Age

I'm sure I'm not the only dog who wonders what life was like in ancient times.  I'm so glad that there are documentaries on television that a dog can watch to see what it was like in the old days.  My personal favorite and probably the most accurate is The Flintstones.  This is the true story of a family who lived during the cavemen days.  They were named Fred and Wilma Flintstone, and they lived in a cave style house in what was a nice neighborhood of other cave style houses.  I guess those cave stone house plans must have been very popular back then.  The documentary also includes their neighbors, Barney and Betty Rubble.  Fred is employed as a bronco-crane operator at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company which, at that time, was probably a job that one could get without a degree, and, judging from their lifestyle, it paid a decent wage.  Fred enjoyed bowling and he belonged to a men's club, the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes.  Wilma was a homemaker who enjoyed shopping with her best friend and neighbor, Betty Rubble.  If you listen to some of the less accurage historians, you would think that life was hard back then.  However, the Flintstones had all of the modern conveniences that most humans enjoy today.  They had dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, and even cameras.  The women even shopped using charge cards like today-and I bet some of my readers thought they were a more recent innovation.  The only hard part of life back then was that they didn't actually have dogs.  The humans back then had to rely on dinosaurs that acted like dogs.  I'm sure that, if dogs had been sharing their homes with them, they would have been a lot happier.  Dino, their pet dinosaur, was nice, but petting a dinosaur is not like petting a modern dog.  We have soft fur, which makes the humans feel good.  For those of you who want to know more about ancient history, I suggest you watch this television documentary series.  It is informative and entertaining.

Demon Flash Bandit (Meet the Flintstones)

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