Pets grow to be like their owners - true or false?

@shelagh77 (3643)
April 12, 2007 8:07am CST
I have just been teasing a friend of mine who has the most adorable little doggie. She said that he was learning to be a right pain in the derriere, using his charm to get her to take him for walks when he fancied them and not when it is convenient to her. I pointed out that they say pets grow like their owners and she hotly disputes this. It's all right, she still loves me, and I STILL think her doggie is growing into her clone. So, what do you think? Do you know pets who are like their owners and in what way?
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
12 Apr 07
oh I just dont know lol As I know who you are talking about is doggie as proned to accidents? My dogs just lay around now as the 2 are 14 years dog years and the other one is almost 12 years old is that I sign I lay around all the time so they do ? lol
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@shelagh77 (3643)
19 Jul 07
Yup, yet further proof that pets are just like their owners, and yours are in doggie heaven if they are allowed to laze around lol. However, you do yourself an injustice as actually you are one busy lady!
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
19 Jul 07
Thanks I know I dont lay around all day and the other night I got back up and talked to Gaby as I couldnt sleep didnt go to bed toill 2 am got back up at 6 am then took Niny to the base to shop that takes me hours and hours I leave here about 9 am got back about 2.30 pm today had to take Joesph to dentist for check up cleaning and stuff to get him ready for school starting. left her a little after 10 am got back almost 3,30 pm They live 12 miles from me then I get Clys car and take them where ever which was further away from home and then back again and then drive myself hoem then I hit the bed for a nap lol hugs and later
@rainbow (6762)
12 Apr 07
Could be - my little doggy (13 year old doberman) is a reflection of my mood, she goes off by herself to my bed when the kids bug her, doesn't like visitors if she can make them go away but is ok when they are in, Loves to play down the beach, just wants to be left alone mainly. We are so alike - that dog is my soul but she's not feeling good this week which is odd as neither am i, llol.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
19 Jul 07
Hmmm, what am I to make of the mass destruction of the entire home in a revenge attack because you left doggie on her own whilst you whooped it up at the cinema? Hmmm be very, very careful not to upset you, I reckon lololol. I will let you enlighten everyone as to the scale of the damage but it was pretty impressive, wasn't it, and I reckon you ought to include that lovely picture of her looking as if butter wouldn't melt, she is so sweet!
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jul 07
Yep. just like me, hee-hee! She is still eating dogfood, cat litter and wild bird seed mix and so is the floor every time she opens the cupboard, for a delve. Pollycat says having dog biscuits in her cat litter is a little offputting and the outside birds are pretty peeved with her too. I've separated what I can, fixed the cupboard, washed the furnishings and the list just goes on... Shrek must feel like it too, as he's pulled the family bathroom out, floor and all and keeps posting bits of it out of the window, I'm sure he's aiming them at my head.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I would think so YES. They do learn from you as you have taught them and played with them as they grow they learn more about you and act like you . I know some people don't think like that but everybody has their own opinion.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
19 Jul 07
That is a very good point, just like children they learn by example. Gulp! I must be setting mine some very bad examples then as my birds wreck the place! Wonder how I can stop them doing that, or whether it is my partner I need to tone down, he is always ripping out and replacing cupboards etc. hmmmm.
@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
Oh yes some pets do grow to be like their owners so I would say that this is true, as some people are very lazy and their dog seems to be the same as they are, also I have a friend of mine and she is a very affection person and so is her two dogs so I that is why I am agreeing with you in regards to the is point.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
19 Jul 07
Yup. Sadly very aggressive people tend to have snappy dogs which bite too. A friend of mine had a bad time throughout most of her life and her little yorkshire terrier is the most spiteful animal I have ever met. She has had to replace her door twice because he has practically bitten through it trying to get at the postman! My pets are maniacs though, so I don't know how I came to get them . . .