Gathered around the dinner table Sunday evening, our daughters were having a lively conversation about their friends in school, comparing quirks. At one point our older daughter said, “I have a friend who is a vegetarian.”

The younger one piped in, “That’s nothing. I have a friend who’s whole family is vegan. They don’t eat meat, eggs, milk or animal products of any kind.”

She pondered for a moment, looking at the grilled contents of her plate, then said, “What if a vegan family had a dog? Dogs came from wolves and wolves eat meat to survive. What would a vegan family do?”

“Don’t eat the dog,” said Miss Karen, without missing a beat.