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when i was little i used to believe that if a dog licked you u would have to wash it off right away or you would get sick...dont ask why
When I was little we had a female rottweiler that my parents were breeding, but they told me that when she had puppies it was because they gave her a special kind of dog food. Guess I was still too young for the bird and the bees talk.
When I was about 6, my dad told my sister and me that on new year's eve at midnight, the cats would talk, and we belived him. I reminded my dad that he said this the other day, and he denied that he ever said that.
I used to believe my Godfather Jim Higgins was a cat for a good while.....i was only young and thats what my dad told me, it seemed to fit into place. I rem seeing the mysterious cat pop up now and again outside the house when he left on a couple of occassions, ah i was so taken in by it...
My older brother told me when I was a child that if a dog sleeps with his legs straight that he was dead (stiff I suppose). Even though now I'm an adult and know how preposterous that is, I still gasp with fear if I see a dog napping straight-legged.
That only cats pooped and only dogs peed.
When I was growing up, my parents told me to allow dogs to "sniff" my hand before I attempted to pet them. Although it sounds like prudent advice (I guess they not only get your scent, but are warned before you surprisingly tough them), you can imagine my alarm at their advice becuase... I used to think "sniff" meant "bite". Not sure why, but I now never assume a child knows exactly what I am saying to them... :)
siamese twins are joined together. remember the film the aristocats and the the two cats that sung "we are siamese if you please". i always used to wonder why they werent stuck together cos they were siamese twins!
when i was little i used 2 belive that cats whiskers were good luck so when my cat was near me i used to grab them and say look now i have good luck. one day i decided that if i cut them off i would have good luck as long as i had them ( to bad thats not true) when i did cut them off (i did it a few times) it took my mom a while to know what happened then she found out what happened she grounded me from scisors for a year and told me never to do that again and i told her it was for god luck and she couldnt believe it she broke out laughing.(i was still grounded) i still have my cat and now i have a dog i dont believe that my cats whiskers are lucky anymore!!
I used to belive weather could be unbearable for animals, dogs, cats, any type of animal. Like it can be for humans too. Like if we are hot we take of some clothes. And if were cold we put on clothes. Well i figured my cat was hot with all of his fur, so i shaved him, then i realized like us humans, if we want to put on stuff cats cant glue fur back on, thats when my mom came home and brought me to the ER, to evauluate me for animal cruelty.
I used to believe cats rubbed against you to be affectionate. I then learned that they are actually marking you as their own. I am glad my cats don't pee on me.
If you cut or pluck a cats whiskers they could get sick or die.
i used to think the cat Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a relative of the talking cats from the Meow Mix commercial.
When I was around 3 or 4, I believed that all dogs were boys and all cats were girls......I found out that 'myth' was a mistake. It's funny---almost all the dogs I've owned over the years have been boys....and me? I'm alergic to cats....
funny---the things we believe...as kids
I used to belive that cats and dogs were brothers and sisters. Based on my halfsisters sentens: "When i was younger me and my brother were like cat and dog".
When I was young I had a cat called Fluffy.. after a few good years she disappeared, my parents told me she'd run away with a boyfriend...
Only when I was 16 did I decide to confront them about it. I said "Mum, dad, Fluffy didn't runn away. She died didn't she?"
They told me she'd actually been sold to someone else. And I thought (and STILL think) I would have prefered if my kitty had died
Yep. You guessed it. As with almost everyone here, I used to believe that dogs were boys and cats were girls.
Bizarrely, I think that Tom and Jerry episodes with the bulldog in had something to do with it...
I expect there's a Clinical Psychologist out there right now just dreaming of the breakthrough reading this site could offer :-D
When I was 4 i used to beleive cats could understand what people where saying so when my sister said hi stupid kitty i thought the cat was going to attack her.
I used to believe my nan's dog was a werewolf. I used to tease it with biscuits and it used to try and bite me and then i would run away. Eventually the dog actually bit me and i was sure if a werewolf. I told my nan her dog was a werwolf and she laughed so i thought that the dog would bite her. I was so scared i never teased her again.
i thought santa was my cat and my dog was the easter bunny