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Pets, Owners Grow Alike Over Time : US World

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A British study indicates four out of 10 dog owners believe they are fun-loving, compared to just 2 percent of reptile owners.Cat owners, on the other hand, consider themselves most dependable and most sensitive SEE COMENTS


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Jonathan Katz (262)
Saturday October 27, 2007, 12:48 pm
while reptile owners consider themselves the most independent, Britain's Telegraph reported Saturday.
The study by Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire also indicated pets and their owners become more alike over time.

"It's like with married couples. They grow to look like each other and to have similar personalities. It's possible we are seeing a similar effect," said Wiseman who asked nearly 2,500 people to complete online surveys about their characteristics and those of their pets.

The study found about 20 percent of pet owners rated their own personality and that of their pets in similar terms. The percentage, however, jumped to 40 percent in similarity among people and animals who had been together seven years or more, the Telegraph said.

Michelle Neubert (1)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 2:31 pm
so that's what's happening to me.
my pets keep me coming home and love me no matter what. more tolerance and acceptance for humanity.
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