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Do you look like your pet?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Funny Money
Normally said about dogs and their owners, but why not apply it to other pets too?

Do you think that you look like your pet? Hopefully nobody here looks like their goldfish... ;)

Anonymous poll to save any potential embarrassment.

Do you look like your pet? 9 votes

11% 1 vote
44% 4 votes
You'll have to ask my pet
33% 3 votes
I don't have a pet
11% 1 vote
Anything else (there's usually at least one)!
0% 0 votes


  • AlikayAlikay Forumite
    5.1K posts
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    My pet is a fat, baggy, smelly geriatric (19 yrs old) cat with matted hair and a tendency to dribble. Sadly we are not dissimilar.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
    0 posts
    Tenth Anniversary 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    MoneySaving Newbie
    My cat is nine, and we are both grumpy at times. :rotfl:
    His weight is ok, mine isn't! :rotfl:

    In summary, although he may be my 'son' (had him since 5 weeks old), and although we may understand each other pretty well, I do not look like him. I do have whiskers, although I do not have a tail - I could perhaps be said to have the beginnings of tufts in my ears.
  • elsienelsien Forumite
    23K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    No, he gets far more compliments than I ever do.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • amibovveredamibovvered Forumite
    460 posts
    Ninth Anniversary Combo Breaker
    No - but I wish I did, she is very slim with long legs!
    I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss, Not in the next life, I want it in this, I want it in this

    Use your imagination, or you can borrow mine!
  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    1,000 Posts First Anniversary Name Dropper Photogenic
    My pet (dad) is sort of tall and stands upright, he has a fuzzy face but the top bit is pink in fact he is mostly pink and he is also mostly round in places, I am so glad that I don't look like him.
  • kingfisherbluekingfisherblue Forumite
    9.2K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Xmas Saver!
    My German Shepherd is far more beautiful than I am! She's lean and athletic looking too, whereas I carry a few (quite a few!) extra pounds around my waist.
  • harrys_nanharrys_nan Forumite
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    we are both blondes, the trouble is mine now comes out of a bottle, We both carry a bit too much weight he just carries it better. I wish I did look like him, he is cute.
    Treat other's how you like to be treated.

    Harry born 23/09/2008
    New baby grandson, Louie born 28/06/2012,
    Proud nanny to two beautiful boys :j
    And now I have the joy of having my foster granddaughter becoming my real granddaughter. Can't ask for anything better

    As of today 180919. my granddaughter is now my official granddaughter, adoption finally granted
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