I wanted to share this one my DS (age 11) said yesterday: "Dogs have evolved alongside humans for so long that they share some of our language and sense of right and wrong and they are part of our family. If you looked at it as religion instead of science, it's as if God expelled humans from the Garden of Eden for biting the apple, and dogs chose to take a bite, too, and be thrown out with us because they love us so much. They don't get to just be a wild animal, and we don't even give them credit for what they have done for us." I was kind of awed with how profound this statement was about our relationship with animals.
Share with me some of the metaphors your kids have made.