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when i was 5 years old my parents brought home our first dog. it was a tiny, white, fluff ball or a puppy and after the excitement i started crying and wouldn't stop. for five minutes my mom attempted to calm me down and ask me why i was crying about getting a new dog. i told her that i was scared it would grow as big as clifford the big red dog and didn't want it to live with us.

lynn
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I used to think the phrase "Cats have nine lives", meant the reincarnate nine times. So some things involving the phrase confused me.

GazBevMOO
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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.

Anonymouse
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When we first got our cat, I thought of all kinds of things. I tried to put clothes on him and couldn't understand why he didn't like it, I sometimes worried that he'd get replaced with an impostor, and because his name's ElDorado, when my dad's friend Marcus said that he thought "his ElDorado" (his wish) was a fine meal with friends, I freaked out because I thought he wanted to eat the cat!

Anon
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i used to believe that dogs were born in the sky and would fall from a paracheute.
-Dante-

Dante
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For years I used to believe that cat's sucked the breath out of baby's mouths. I believe that's not an uncommon myth.

Sylver Wyrd, N. California
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I used to want to be a cat when I was younger, like not just a bit, but REALLY want to. To the degree that I had my little friends believing that I, like a werewolf, turned into a cat when I got pissed off. That's not the funny thing though - slightly strange, maybe, but not the point. Even though I tried to convince myself that this was true, I knew in my hart of hearts that it was all a big lie. However, one day my Mum provided the solution. She was feeding the cat, and I asked what cat food tasted like. In a slightly convoluted version of the old 'don't eat too much of that, you'll turn into it' myth she said never to try it, or I'd turn into a cat. Silly woman - from my fixation with all things cat, she should of guessed that that was my ultimate aim in life. So from that day on I took to sneaking cat biscuits, and eating them on the sly. I never actually had the guts to try the canned stuff. Just as well I didn't ever turn into a cat, as I'd have had to eat it every day!

contrarykitten
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When I was little I used to sit with my cat for hours and try and perswaid it to talk to me, I was convinced it could talk but i thought it was shy.

Angel
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My dad told me that Dalmation dogs were called 'Damnations', I really thought they were until I was about 9.

bunny
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i used to believe that my dog was really a cat in disguise trying to get information on the dog empire!

strange and used to be stupid
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When I was about 6 years old, we visited a friend of my parents who had a Doberman Pinscher. I was terrified thinking that the dog was going to pinch me.

Lisa
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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!

Anon
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When i was little i used to have two dogs of the same breed, and i thought that they came out of factories like toys. o i asked my parents when they broke if we could go to the factory and buy more.

Jacques
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One of my favorite movies growing up was "The Cat From Outer-Space." I had an orange cat just like in the movie and used to believe that my cat was from outer-space too and could talk, but she just lost her special, alien collar in order to do so.

Katie
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I used to believe in the night my dog transformed in a wolf and ate the animals of my neighbourhood.

Tessy French students in eighth grade
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I used to believe that cats had babies through their mouths. I heard my sister say her cats tongue must be so tired after having her kittens. I thought they must come through their mouths.

azjad
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When I was a kid some boy told me that if you threw a towel over your dog and talked to it, he'll repeat your words. Needless to say I found out the hard way what he told me wasn't really true.

Anon
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One day that I was out walking with my dad, I was like 5 or 6, we saw a dog, it was a Dalmatian and I thought how cool that dog has black spots all over his body, and my daddy told me that when Dalmatians are born they are completely white and the Dalmatian painter put the black spots on them but they couldnt be in the rain or the spots will go away

Nicole
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Okay this is kinda two beleifs in one. When I was young, I used to watch "Tom and Jerry". My aunt had this cat and a hamster. I asked her where her hamster's tail was and she told me that he was being a bad little mouse and Santa Claus ran out of coal for him, so he put de-tailer in his chocolate. (I think she was making fun of me)So I took her cat and her hamster and put them in the same room, and was absolutely amazed when Tom caught Jerry. (the good thing was that my aunt caught Tom before he could eat Jerry, and I was punished)

Rissa
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When I was a kid, I thought dogís tongues were made of bologna. I used to try to get hold of my dogís tongue to find out. I asked my Mom if dogís tongues were made of bologna. She said dogís tongues were not made of bologna. I didnít believe her until I was older.

Goofy Kid
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