The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted

Summary: A collection of drabbles set in the Doctor Who universe. Any characters and pairings from the show will be fair game; there will no doubt be both canon and non-canon, depending on inspiration.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Multi-Era
Characters: Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Cybermen, The Daleks, The Doctor (Unspecified), The TARDIS
Genres: Drabble, Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2015.02.07
Updated: 2023.06.03

The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 171: Independent
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 153: Cats And Dogs at dw100.

Spoilers: Tiny for New Earth and Gridlock.

Summary: Evolution means survival of the most adaptable.

It’s always amused the Doctor that humans are so obsessed with pets; most families seem to have at least one, usually a dog or a cat. Dogs are pack animals, happy to follow whoever they consider to be their pack leader, and loyal to a fault. Cats, on the other hand, are independent creatures, often loners, and they do what they want to do, not what somebody else tells them they should.

Perhaps that goes some way to explaining why, in the future, dogs have remained unchanged while cats have evolved into an intelligent, sentient race in their own right.

The End

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