Dogs may be "man's best friend," but women may have been the first to make wolves pets. Archaeological evidence indicates that prehistoric women, 8000 years ago, lived very “canine-centric” lives and were instrumental in the transformation of wolves into pets. According to archaeologist Andrea Waters-Rist, women had more direct day-to-day contact with wolves than males did, because women were more involved in caring for the dogs. Women were, most likely, the ones who fed them, tended to their living quarters, and cleaned up after them. We all know that canines were important to prehistoric people's existence, because dogs were a great asset in hunting and protection--crucial to human survival. However, the close relationship between women and dogs is interesting news and gives us more insight into the history of our beloved canine friends.