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As a child I believed that cats, when they died, became owls and always accompanied you.
When i was very young a bunch of kids ran around the corner of a building saying there was a doberman pincher.
When i looked ,i saw a butterfly and for years i thought a doberman was a pinching butterfly.
In England we call those things in the middle and side of the road that light up at night when yout car headlights hit them "cats eyes".I asked my father how they were made and he told me that all the pussy cats in the world leave their eyes in the road to help us find our way home at night and then go and sleep behind bushes until morning.I believed that for a long , long time!
i used to believe that cats purred with their whiskers. i know now its not true, but i still have no idea how they do it.
When my Dad was going out to the Pub my Mum always told me he was going to see a man about a dog. As we lived on the farm and already had three dogs I was always confused as to where we were going to put all these dogs!
When I was younger I had a religion class that was about evil spirits being possesed in people's body, or maybe it was just something out of the bible. That night my cats were acting weird (as cats do quite frequently) so I asked my teacher if animals could be possesed too, he told me that it was "possible" so at that point I believed that my 2 cats were really demons and I was afriad to ever be alone in a room with them.
I used to believe that if I got scratched by my cat too much I would have to get a cat scan, so I was terrified of going anywhere near my cat for years!
I used to believe (and still do, actually!) that animals could watch tv and understand what they were seeing. I had a rabbit that just sat near the screen, staring at it while the show was on, but would look away or do something else when the ads came on! My mother told me that I was just imagining this, but I have to question this, since my two dogs are acting in just the same way! They sit with me and watch tv (they love "Blues Clues" and most things on Animal Planet), and then start to yawn and stretch during most of the ads, except the dog food commercials of course!
When I was 5, I thought cats were spawned from moss, since moss was so soft. Made sense to me.
If siamese twins are joined together,
and there are cats called siamese cats,
I wondered why siamese cats arnt stuck together
I hope I don't sound racist, because I'm not. But anyway, when I was 3 0r 4 I used to believe that african americans owned black dogs. I asked my day care teacher (who was african american) if she owned a black dog, and she laughed. I didn't get it.
i was convinced that peter pan was stuck inside the body of my dog. i felt terrible for him, because he was unable to talk back to me.
My little cousin Lauren who is 8 truly believes she can talk to our cats and dogs and they seem to understand her..O.o
I used to believe that cats were so allergic to water, that it would likely kill them. It turns out that my folks discovered my brother and I giving the kittens a bath. Fearing that we would drown them, they told us that getting the kitties wet could kill them. It worked. I believed my folks. Then, a couple of years later I saw a cat running outside in the rain...
When I was about 8 I was convinced that my dog possessed the ability to speak but I had to teach him the words first. I spent many afternoons trying to get him to say something but to no avail.
I used to believe that I could become a cat if I tried really hard. I would crawl on the floor like a cat and meow like a cat. Since I meowed so much, I would actually answer someone's question with a meow on accident. This went on for awhile, until fourth grade, when the teacher asked me a question and front of the class and I meowed.
Yesterday, I was looking at this website for some animal shelter, for a roommate who was interested. Well, after a while, I got to looking at their available cats on the site. With some of the cats, next to where it told their gender, some of them said they were "altered" saying something like, "female (altered)" or "male (altered)" for their gender. Typically, altered means changed- right?? Well, I applied this logic to the word in this context, and thought for a moment that these cats had sex change operations! And that something like "female (altered)" meant that the cat WAS a female, but had her sex changed. I was thinking to myself, "but who would to such a thing to an animal??- that's terrible!" After a couple minutes, I realized that it only meant that the cat had been fixed... what an idiot...
I used to think my cat's tail was her baby. I don't know why I thought that, but I used to bring her tail up to he face and tell her to "kiss her baby."
I used to believe that cats were female and dogs were male. They would get married and have babies together and the little boys would be dogs and the girls would be cats. I believed that until I was about 8.
When I was a child, I used to believe that the idiom "raining cats and dogs" meant that there were really animals falling from the sky, so I didn't understand when my parents told me that having a dog was too expensive !