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Sheep Thinks She’s A Dog
Status: Case of mistaken identity
imageIt's not quite as dramatic as the cases of humans raised with wolves, but it's interesting nevertheless. Rolo the Sheep was raised with collies, and now seems to believe that she's a dog. The BBC reports:
Rolo - named after her favourite sweets - competes with sheepdogs to jump through hoops, walks on a lead and herds ducks at her Gwynedd home. Owner Emlyn Roberts says Rolo likes nothing more than watching football on TV after calling up for her food...
"She comes to the house to be fed and to watch the television," he added.
"She comes in dead on time every day and knocks the door with her head if I've forgotten," he added.
"She is growing up exactly like a dog. You can tell she thinks of herself as a dog."
Once her dinner is finished, Rolo will then sit with Mr Roberts as he watches the television and seems to especially enjoy ball games with plenty of action.
I'm not sure what my cat thinks she is. She definitely considers herself better than other cats, but also better than us humans. She probably considers herself a deity.
Categories: AnimalsIdentity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 07, 2006
I'm not sure what my cat thinks she is. She definitely considers herself better than other cats, but also better than us humans. She probably considers herself a deity.

Most cats do, Alex.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Wed Jun 07, 2006  at  02:01 AM
Holiest moment.
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Wed Jun 07, 2006  at  03:12 AM
Sounds like the Sheep-Pig (Babe, to those who only know the movie).
Posted by outeast  on  Wed Jun 07, 2006  at  03:12 AM
Alex, when will you learn that dogs are better than cats? rolleyes

grin
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Wed Jun 07, 2006  at  05:45 AM
My cat needs attention all the time, she sits on keyboard, lays on my magazines when I'm reading them and sits on my chairs when I get up

she's so mean... confused
Posted by Blood For Nothing  in  Somewhere in the Arctic  on  Wed Jun 07, 2006  at  10:08 AM
The article fails to note if she's house-trained, which would be an important issue. I'd guess that she is, or else the family wouldn't allow her in the house.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Thu Jun 08, 2006  at  06:01 AM
Sheep poop is different, it's just little pellets that can be easily cleaned up. I'm not sure if ungulates can even control when they defecate, because they tend to just do it as they walk.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Thu Jun 08, 2006  at  10:16 AM
Funny how most animals can do a dump while walking, but have to stand still for a pee.
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Fri Jun 09, 2006  at  03:04 AM
That's to encourage us to stop and contemplate the world, Beasjt.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri Jun 09, 2006  at  06:19 AM
Agreed Nettie, i dont understand why people keep such selfish disloyal pets. Ever heard of man's best friend? That nickname has been given for a reason me thinks.
Posted by Merve  on  Wed Jun 14, 2006  at  02:33 AM
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