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A cousin was at my house one day to see our two cats. She said that she wanted a cat. I told her that if they had babies, we would give her one. She told me,"Two girl cats can't have babies!" I thought they were just like on Jurassic Park, where the dinosaurs changed sexes and had babies!

me
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My mother recently told me that I believed our dog was highly intelligent and mimicked human behavior. I thought this because oftentimes when I was sitting on the floor playing, he would come up behind me, rear up on his hind paws, and drape his front legs over my shoulders. I thought he was hugging me as an expression of his affection and had learned this from watching us. I don't think an explanation is needed as to what he was actually doing... Lord only knows how my mother didn't laugh in my face when I proudly informed her the dog had hugged me again!

Meg
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When i was around 5 or 6 years of age, I discovered my pet poodle locked in coitus with the neighbors mutt. The were yelping and squealing and joined at the behind. I ran screaming to my mother and she told me that they were stuck together with chewing gum!!!

Myra
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I thought that snakes were afraid of domestic cats. I came to believe this because I was irrationally afraid of snakes, so to placate me my mom told me two white lies: a) there are no poisonous snakes in Delaware & b) snakes are afraid of cats... so Ralph, our yellow tabby, would protect me if any showed up in Delaware.

Liz Reed
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I'm sure just about everyone is familiar with the phrase "it's a dog eat dog world". Well, I had always heard this when I was younger in movies and on televsion, but I had heard it as: it's a doggy dog world. Please take into consideration the fact that I was fairly young. Obviously, when I heard this time and time again, it made no sense. I spent years trying to figure out what a doggy dog world was. It wasn't until they came out with a televison show called Dog Eat Dog that I finally realized my mistake-at 14 years old! That embarrassed me, but luckily I, myself, had never used this phrase in every day conversation. So, I finally understood the phrase Dog Eat Dog..it made much more sense than doggy dog! However, my family still doesn't let me forget it! My mother even custom made me a t-shirt with a picture of a black lab that says: "It's a Doggy Dog World"!

Kaitee
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When I was a kid, 7 or so, the neighbor boys told me that when a dog laid upside down it would suffocate. Consequently I awoke a dog and never let it lie on its back.

Denise
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When I was a little girl, I used to chew on my hair. Dunno why, I just did. And we've always had plenty of pets, particularly cats. So to get me to stop chewing my hair, my dad took me to our hallway and pointed to a hairball one of our cats had thrown up and told me, "If you keep chewing on your hair, you'll throw up hairballs like the cats."

Needless to say, I never chewed on my hair again.

Rose
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I used to believe that all cats were girls and all dogs were boys.

jordan
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I used to think an evil spirit type thing called Wango lived in my dog. I was terrified of that dog.

Franklin
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I used to believe that toy poodles were actually normal poodles shrinked by a shrinking ray

nightmare
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I used to think that when a cat would rub up against me, that it wanted me to get out of its way...

Anon
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I used to believe my cat was a spy and he spied on me. I thought he told God about what I did.

Agathe, a French student in eighth grade
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I used to believe that dogs and cats would poo out of the tips of their tails. I mean, that's why they had tails; that's what their tails were designed for.

Curt
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My friend from brought her dog when she moved from Israel. It knows commands in Hebrew, so when we were in park, she told it to fetch, sit, and roll over and little boy whispered, "look, that lady speaks doggie!"

Orevet
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When I was 3-4 I thought when you reached the age 5 you turned into a dog because at the time we had two dogs and my cousin said they were my older brother and sister.

AJ
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when i was about 4 i thought if u got licked by a dog u would turn into one. so i thought if someone had a dog it was one of their family members that had got licked by a dog. lol

zach
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i was sure if laid down with my dog and could breathe in rhythm with her that i would turn into a dog. i thought this would work with any animal. (it doesn't, i spent hours trying...lol)

ferri
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I used to believe that my cat was my little brother dressed up in a custume until one day I was sitting at the table and asked if my brother could have desert and was sad when my mother told me i didnt have a brother.

flabergasted
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when i was little i thought my cat would turn into a lion when he got older.

Anon
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I used to feed my cat a big dollop of chutney every morning...I thought he loved it because his bowl was clean when I got home from school..........that was, until my dad told me he'd been cleaning weird stuff outta the cats dish every day.....

Jayne
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