i was at work minding my own business yesterday when a friend of mine showed up and stated "i am on a quest!"
this friend of mine used to work at the computer place where i work but now works two doors down from our shop at a place that repairs cash registers and stuff for restaurants. he is a very funny individual and usually interesting to talk to.
i asked him "what kind of quest?" he went on to mention that sad story a couple of weeks ago about the policemen shooting that family's dog during a routine traffic stop. he then told another story about a dog he lost and how he went to the pound to see if it was there and the pound told them they only hold dogs for 3 days before putting them to sleep. and then he told a story about some relatives or friends or something having a dog that had puppies and (i dont remember the whole story) somehow the pound got them or they ran off or something, and so he figures they have been picked up and put to sleep also.
what he was getting at was that too many dogs are being killed when there must be a way to make all of these unwanted dogs useful. sure we have them as pets, but that doesnt really accomplish much.
we went on to brain-storm various ways they could be used, ranging from generating electricity to terreforming planets.
your excercise today is to come up with as many different uses for the worlds surplus of dogs as you can think of. try to be outrageous, but also try to make your idea somewhat feasable.
hint: dogs as food has already been discussed, and it is not a very creative idea. not to mention, we are trying to PREVENT the dogs from dying...