The Collector
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The Collector

When did we start keeping pets?

Our friends before the dawn of history

I’d bet that at least half of the people reading this have a pet of some form. Dogs and cats remain the most popular choices, but many people also keep birds, ferrets, rodents and reptiles of a thousand different varieties. While our modern concept of pet ownership can be traced back to the 19th century — which originated many of our favourite…

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A Renaissance Writer

I love all things Italian Renaissance, cooking and writing. I can often be found reading, drinking espresso and working on too many things at once