Silly People! That's a Dog!

@Corbin5 (116606)
United States
August 24, 2017 11:30am CST
My husband took our pup Molly to what he described as an "open-air dog park." The park has several ponds for wading. Molly does not like to swim in water, but she certainly likes to wade in water. One path in the park is a Y-shape. On the left stem of the Y-shaped path is where my husband stood while watching Molly do her wading thing. The group of people walking toward the pond were on the right stem of the Y-shaped path and could not see my husband. My husband heard someone in the group upon approaching the pond in which Molly was wading declare with delight, "Oh, look! A little bear cub! What are you doing here little bear cub!" Silly people. Molly is a dog! When we adopted Molly as a puppy, our son said she looked like a badger. Apparently to some folks, Molly looks like a bear cub. Photo: A "bear cub" or a "badger," perhaps.
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• United States
24 Aug 17
What? Surely they were not for real haha
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Yep, they thought Molly was a bear cub.
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• United States
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 What in the world..some people lol
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
24 Aug 17
Bears and dogs have a common ancestor (don't they?), and Molly is the cutest mammal ever! We had Guinea pigs (in a cage) and a neighbor thought they were dogs we kept in a cage, there's much worse in this planet I think.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
I think it is dogs and wolves that have a common ancestor, but maybe Molly has a bear ancestor. Guinea pigs mistaken for dogs is strange indeed!
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Dogs and wolves are more like the same thing, dogs are tame/domesticated while wolves are wild. I've just checked and found out dogs and bears have a common suborder, "Caniformia". That includes foxes, red pandas, raccoons, skunks and seals. My Guinea pigs were male adults, but being mistaken for puppies, odd enough.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
@sabtraversa Oh, so glad you checked. I never knew about the common suborder. How cool is that. Yes, guinea pigs being mistaken for dogs is quite strange, indeed.
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• United States
24 Aug 17
Molly is simply adorable in that picture and looks a bit like a mini bear cub
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Well, she sure fouled those folks.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Aug 17
-Molly is precious! I love the photo as Molly is quite a good taker of pictures! I bet she Is even cuter in person(dog?) I hope that Molly had a good time at that park wading!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
She loves to wade in water, that's for sure.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I am glad she can do thAt so s h e can cool off in the heat!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
@Marty1 Me too, my friend!!! Hugs to you and your sweet little son, Marty!!
@DianneN (85432)
• United States
24 Aug 17
And if they thought Molly was a bear cub, didn't they wonder where mama bear would be lurking? Silly, indeed! Oh, and not too bright. lol. Love that photo of Molly as a pup! I want her!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
She was hard to resist. We literally sped to the shelter to pick her up for our own. Yes, those folks should have thought that mother bear was in the area.
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@DianneN (85432)
• United States
25 Aug 17
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Bear cub, badger, dog.. cute either way
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Thank you. She does have a cuteness-factor going for her, but she is a stinker.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
24 Aug 17
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@crossbones27 (21403)
• Redlands, California
24 Aug 17
Haha, to be fair, she kind of looks like a little bear cub. I could see why people would make that mistake. I always thought Tristan and Kai looked like bears when they would stand up in the window to say they wanted to come outside with us. Big old heads with goofy expressions and their tongue flopping from side to side.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
I would love to see those goofy expressions on the faces of Triston and Kai!!!
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• Redlands, California
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Only Kai now, but I am not good with camera's and they come so random when she does do it. One day I will try to get a picture of her doing it though. Would have to have phone in hand and sort of egg her to do it. Might take some of the funniness out of it.
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@Susan2015 (21752)
• United States
24 Aug 17
She is just so adorable.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Thank you. She is a cutie, but stubborn as can be.
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@velvet53 (17456)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Aug 17
She is a cutie. From a distance I can see where she could be mistaken for a bear cub.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
Yes, happening upon a furry dog wading in water that looks like Molly would make some mistake her for a bear cub.
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@velvet53 (17456)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I agree. How old is she?
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
@velvet53 She is age 7 now.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
25 Aug 17
She does look like a bear cub. She is sweet and so cute. I love your dog. She is adorable and precious. You can tell she is a dog, but she also looks like a bear cub.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
Yes, she does have a unique look about her.
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@poehere (17680)
• French Polynesia
25 Aug 17
@Corbin5 I have Bichon Frise dogs myself. One was stolen the other day and I got her back yesterday. I know how much you must love your dog she is precious.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
@poehere Yes, I read your post yesterday and was so delighted she was returned to you.
@antonbunot (9673)
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Aug 17
LOL . . . Maybe they have not seen one like Molly before, so they thought she was a cute bear cub!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Yes, perhaps a different breed of bear Molly was to them.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 This reminds me of my wife. One day she was in our backyard. She suddenly ran inside the house shouting "There's a skunk!" It was a black cat!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Aug 17
People can be strange. Molly was sure a cute pup!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Thank you. We saw she was available for adoption, and boy did we race to claim her. Which we had known she would grow to be such a stubborn pup.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Yet you love her all the same.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
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@sallypup (28651)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Aug 17
Molly is rather teddy bearish and cause of that, needs lots and lots of hugs. I would think that being mistaken for a bear would be nicer than being thought of as a hyena or fox- but I'll never get Sally's opinion on that.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Oh, I do wish Sally gives you an opinion sooner or later. At age 7, she has the coloring of a bear and is the size of a bear cub, so I suppose some folks happening upon her while she is wading in water would cause them to think bear cub.
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@sallypup (28651)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Sally is about 8 now. Unbelievable. I've started telling her to quit racing around in the heat like a pup the last few months. I'm afraid she's going to hurt herself.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
@sallypup Yes, it is hard to slow a good dog down. Our Bo was age 14, and he suffered from arthritis. The vet prescribed Rimady to help with the pain and it did. However, Bo would play like a puppy since he was relatively pain-free, and he did tear the tendons in his back leg playing in the backyard. We took Bo to the Emergency Vet, and the doctors said that there was no way Bo would survive the operation, and we had to say goodbye to our pup.
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Aug 17
She does look like a little bear, but is very cute! Is she a mixed breed?
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
We rescued Molly from Magnificent Mutts Rescue. She is a Chow/Shepherd mix. A cute mutt she is.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Aug 17
@Corbin5 She surely is!
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@m_audrey6788 (15386)
• Philippines
25 Aug 17
Sooooo...cute..I love to hug him..
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
She really is the perfect dog to hug.
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• Philippines
25 Aug 17
@Corbin5 ..Yes..so cute and huggable..like a teddy bear
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@Oshobu (675)
• Nigeria
25 Aug 17
LOL... I never believe one can treat dog this way... lol
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
Well, she was just mistaken for a baby bear cub and she does look like one.
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@Oshobu (675)
• Nigeria
25 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Okay...
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• Enshi, China
25 Aug 17
I think I'd be silly people if i were here.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
25 Aug 17
I thought so too.
• Enshi, China
26 Aug 17
@Corbin5 and Iwant to ask him :are you kidding me!
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Aug 17
Aw, I just know she is absolutely adorable! "bear cub" "badger" or "pup" . :-)
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Thank you Catherine. She is a pretty little pup.
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Aug 17
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@rebelann (42843)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Aug 17
Molly is totally adorable in this pic. I can see why some would think she's a bear cub but badger? Nope, I don't think so.
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
Our son has always called her "Molly Badger." She is not happy about that.
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@rebelann (42843)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Aug 17
Awwww, poor lil poobear Molly @Corbin5
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@alberello75 (18706)
• Genova, Italy
24 Aug 17
You do not live in Japan where perhaps, carry around the bears! Stupid people!
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@Corbin5 (116606)
• United States
24 Aug 17
I know! We do not even have bears here. Oh well, I suppose seeing Molly wading in the water with her bear-like coloring would confuse some people into thinking she is a bear cub.
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@alberello75 (18706)
• Genova, Italy
25 Aug 17
@Corbin5 Yes, I believe that your dog, immersed in the water, might look like a teddy bear. Listen. I do not know how many dogs do you have. But your intention is by chance to give "away" at least one? Obviously and strictly to referenced people who take care of your pet, optimally. Just to know it. Thanks in advance. Alessandro
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