my cat stood on my book while I was studying and I hugged her. She moved.
Would you still love cats if they were the same, but covered in poisonous spines instead of fur?
a true test
I think we wouldn't have domesticated them and then they'd be a completely different animal.
The venomous spiny cats would still be friendly with people like they are IRL, they'd still meow, and they'd still like playing and napping and doing cat stuff.
I've had a spiny poisonous pet before so I might, but I still doubt most of humanity would have made pets out of something that hurt them whenever they touched them.
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