“The ancient ones taught us language and gave us all we needed. Legends say they could create food from metal!”

“Do you really believe the stories though?”

“I'm not sure, but they must have been very advanced to leave such huge ruins.”

“Maybe they were just very tall?”

“Perhaps. There are relics that show us how they looked. Here's a picture of an ancient one.”

“Two legs?” Her ears folded back in surprise. “Weird.” She licked her paw thoughtfully.


@InvaderXan Andre Norton did a story where the dogs and cats had inherited the Earth, and then humans came back and the cats were trying to figure them out. Don't remember the title right off.

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