Since we previously spoke about canines and their usefulness in Chinese delicacies, I thought another post about dogs was needed. This week researchers have announced that modern domesticated canines ancestors hail from the Middle East. Not sure why it took science so long to discover this, if man originated in Africa, wouldn’t his best friend also evolve from there? Cats and dogs have proved extremely useful once Man abandoned their nomadic heritage. So are we to assume that dogs were created once domestication started to serve as a protector of animals, I think not. It makes too much sense that these animals would have been brought along from the origins of civilization – ancient Middle East and Africa.