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Childhood beliefs are a funny thing. I had so many funny childhood beliefs that only a few can be mentioned here. As a small child, I used to believe that dogs and cats got married.
I honestly though that dogs without tails were born that way. I truly believed this until I was told otherwise at the age of 23. My friends and family still make fun of me.
Whenever my older siblings wanted me to get out of their rooms and I refused, they would say mom got a puppy and it's in the kitchen. If I still didn't beleive them they would say at every little noise, "Hear it running around?", or "It's begging you to go play with it". I beleived them very time!
This comes from my father. He was told in school that when Huskies are in the snow, and get very cold, they would breathe through their tails. He envisioned a dog covered in snow sticking its tail in the air and breathing through it.
He found out probably 40 years later, watching The Discovery Channel, that Huskies will cover their noses with their tails to make breathing the cold air easier. It finally made sense.
When I was 5 I thought the dogs and cats we saw around the neighbourhood weren't grown up, and that adults dogs and cats stood as tall as adult humans.
My parents own a very skinny tiger cat named Kaboodle, and my brother's family has a very large Golden Retreiver named Buddy. While babysitting the other day, my 4-year-old niece announced to me, "I don't think Kaboodle is Buddy's mother". I did some investigating and found out she got this from her older 9-year-old brother, who now at this late age has only just learned that cats don't give birth to dogs! :)
When my mom used to brush my hair for me she would encounter a knot and I would scream as she tried to comb it out. To quiet me, she said that our dog would think my mom was trying to murder me and bite her. This worked for a few years until I realized my mellow Golden Retriever doesn't bite no matter what. But by that time I was burshing my own hair, so my mom lucked out.
I used to believe that Poodles were a cross between a sheep and a dog.
I believed that until I was 18 and I started vet school!!!
I used to believe that all cats were girls and all dogs were boys. Don't ask me where kittens and puppies came from!!
I used to believe the dogs were all boys and cats were all girls.
when i was little, my father told me that Frankfurt sausage-like dogs once have long legs, and the reason why they have short legs now is because they ran too much.
When I was little I thought all cats were females and all dogs were males.
I used to think that white dog poo was left by white dogs.
when i was young i thought a shelter for a cat was called a cat house until i said it out loud and my mom beat the snot out of me
I thought that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls.
When i was little, my dad told me that tires on cars were made from dog noses. i believed it until fourth grade.
When i was little i belived that cats are pure evil and kittens are plotting, come to think of it i still do
When I was about 4, I was convinced that all dogs were male & all cats were female.
I still believe that cats no the meaning of life and where we go when we die. Why else would the be so unafraid when their loved ones die?
My Grandma had a cat and me and my cousin when we both were about 4 would eat her cat food out of her cat bowl acting like cats.Our older cousin told us that we would become cats if we ate cat food. So we stoped and waited to turn into cats.