|Honey, I am taking the fox for a walk....|
Bones from a pre-historic burial ground (about 16,500 years old) in northern Jordan indicate that people got buried with their favorite pets, which include dogs as well as foxes.
I find it interesting to imagine how our world would look different if humans adopted foxes instead of dogs as our pets; current dogs breeds are variations of original Asian wolves (read more about evolutionary origins of dogs here). Imagine how many different breeds of pet foxes we might have instead.
More details about the study here: Prehistoric Cemetery Reveals Man and Fox Were Pals | Ancient Burial Practices | Domestication of Animals | LiveScience