Wolves are big, badass, powerful creatures. It’s hard to believe we were able to turn them into pugs and Pomeranians and chihuahuas. It makes me wonder what would happen if a superior race of aliens landed on earth and did the same to us. I imagine an alien lounging in a chair, gently stroking a miniature, wrinkly human perched in its lap. The tiny human pet would just sit around all day trembling and slobbering on itself, occasionally being stuffed into a designer handbag and brought to the alien shopping mall while its master buys new clothes at Forever 21,000 and new shoes at Tentacle Locker. The aliens would find the inbred mini people adorable, but to us they would a be a grotesque sight. I wonder if wolves and dogs are aware — even slightly — of how we’ve domesticated them. Castrated them. Robbed them of their wild, free spirits.