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I used to think that dogs and cats were the same animal and that all dogs were male and all cats were female so when a cat gave birth to children, it was a mix of baby dogs and baby cats
I used to think that dingoes were marsupials because they come from Australia.
When I was a little kid I thought coyotes were part cat and part dog, since they had claws and triangular ears like a cat, and the face and sound of a dog. My mom kept telling me this wasn't true but i didn't believe her because to me, dogs couldn't have triangular ears unless they were also part cat. I was a dumb kid.
I used to think that claws were only for cats, while dogs just had paws. I also thought that dogs only had round ears, and cats only had triangular ears.
I used to think that there was a raccoon hiding under my bed
when I was a child I used to believe...that dogs barking at night were chating about their day job.
when i was a kid my cat princess bit me i was so scared i thought that if you got bit by an animal you would turn into one.
When I was little I believed that all cats were female and all dogs were male.
My cousin used to believe that a beagle was a type of a bird(from getting it mixed up with eagle)
He would read the Peanuts comic strips, especially the ones with the beagle scouts, which are actually a group of birds led by Snoopy. He had no idea what a beagle was, so he guessed that the "beagle" in Beagle Scouts was referring to Woodstock and the other birds, until he asked his mom "What type of dog is Snoopy supposed to be? I know that Woodstock is a beagle but what about Snoopy?" and he got laughed at and she explained the whole thing to him.
We had a male cat that wasn't neutered. I thought his testicles were just the cat version of a butt.
When my friend told me her cat was moulting I thought she said melting. I was confused for a while.
When I was a child, I used to believe when we barked and thought about something we could communicate with dogs.
When I was in High School, a friend told me that they got a Distemper shot for their dog so he wouldn't be " crabby".It seem think that she had no idea that Distemper is an infectious flu like disease and had nothing to do with behavior.I guess the "temper" part confused her.
When I was in the second grade a friend had a dog called an American Eskimo, a tiny little toy size weighing maybe ten pounds. I didn't understand that the American Eskimo was actually a Spitz, not the kind of Eskimo dog that pulls sleds and id a lot bigger.My friend was also confused and thought her dog was a real Eskimo sled dog so we were amazed that these tiny dogd could work like that.We decided the explanation was that the Eskimos must use huge teams of ten pound huskies to do thr job, I always imagined maybe 100 tiny dogs hitched up to a sled.I only figured out the truth when the teacher showed us a video still very confused as to why the little dogs were also called Eskimo.Only as an adult did I learn that the little dogs were actually spitz from Germany and they changed the name during the war.I can still re my silly image of 100 tiny dogs pulling a huge load thru the icr and snow!
As a youngster and under the misdirection of a manipulative older sibling, I believed dogs were all boys and cats were all girls. If a cat and dog had a family, the litter would be a mix of boy puppies and girl kittens. A couple of years later my sister shook my world by pointing out next door's dog was female!
When I was 7 years old, I used to believe that my puppy can talk
I used to believe that you could just choose what gender your dog or cat was - like if you said it was a boy, it was male, and if you said it was a girl, it was female.
I used to believe if I fed my cat dog food that he would turn into a dog or start acting like one
Until I was 10 (Im 12 now), I used to believe all dogs were female and all cats were male (It's the other way around, strange isnt it?). I even drew a picture of a female dog showing her mate (a cat) that she had his children, and her children were not mixed, the boy babies were kittens and the girl babies were puppies. And also, in that picture, the parents and the babies had there own blankets (The mother dog's blanket was red, the father cat's blanket was blue, the puppies had pink blankets, the kittens had blue blankets.) And the babies were in what appeared to be a dog or cat bed. I also drew a picture of a female dog and a male cat getting married. My sister, on the other hand used to believe all dogs were boys and all cats were girls thanks to some cartoons. She even drew a picture of a dog, a cat, and their babies just like mine. Except the cat was the mother.
Living near Canada's border without cable, I didn't know I was American.