Every so often a study comes out claiming that dogs and their owners are more alike than we could have ever imagined. Some say aggressive breeds have aggressive owners. Others say toy breed owners are fluffy and high-maintenance. I'm not sure about all that, but if these studies are true then I like to chase barn cats and eat frozen road apples (which, just for the record, I don't).
I'm the owner of three dogs, two of which are sort of alike; the third is very, very different. I'm not sure what that means for me--perhaps I have a split personality? It doesn't mean that. Yes it does. Shut up. No, you shut up!
Anywho...since these studies come out quite often, I think perhaps I need to investigate if there really is any truth to these theories. First up is my "odd" pup, Sophie.
Sophie is a mutt. Her momma was a rat terrier and her daddy was a ramblin man, so she can't really be put into any real breed category on these studies. Sophie's favorite activity is going for a ride in the truck (she can actually be quite obsessive about it, actually).
She can also be overly dramatic at times, which is absolutely nothing like me.
My second pup is Evie. She is a full-blooded Miniature Australian Shepherd. While the study didn't state what the owners of herding dogs were supposed to be like, most herding dogs, like Evie, are intelligent, kind, willing to please and easily trained.
Oh yeah, that sounds like me. Right, Evie?
Apparently they are truthful at all times as well.
Saving the best for last, my old Aussie Charlie:
Charlie has always been uber laid-back, relaxed, and kind. Even in his younger years he slept 23 1/2 hours a day. He loves cold weather and ear rubs.
I can't say that Charlie is really anything like me, but I often believe if he were human he'd be the perfect man: always there for me, so sweet and understanding, and rubbing his furry belly always makes me happy.
Okay, maybe not that last part, but Charlie is still my favorite guy.
Like master...like owner,