There should be a word for animals that think they're different animals. Flexispecies, or something.
This collection of lovable rogues features a number of creatures that are, let's say, 'fluid' with their traditional nature. It's great.
Most recently, a golden retriever was captured frolicking with some companions at the seaside. Except the stand out dog doesn't act like its peers. Rather, it bounces, like a kangaroo, into the gentle tide.
The golden retriever is clearly excited about a day out at the beach. And in its joy, perhaps reveals an inner sanctum or sorts. The dog is almost saying, 'Yes, I look like a dog. But I feel like a kangaroo. And that's fine.'
Dogs thinking that they're kangaroos seems to be a common theme.
In comparison, this sheep seems fairly convinced it's a dog.
Posted by Animals Videos on Sunday, 8 February 2015
But worry not. The balance is restored with his dog, who in reverse, believes himself to be a sheep.
I went to bed with a dog and woke up with a tiny sheep... That's how my day is going pic.twitter.com/3xcsiToWhr— мล∂∂เэ мลвяý (@mmabry18) February 10, 2016
If there's a constant, it's other animals' desires to be dogs. That's not surprising, given the relationship between humans and dogs. Perhaps there's some jealousy in it all.
For example, a fox called Todd thinks he's a dog and lives as a pet with a family in Staffordshire.
A little like this ostrich.
And this emu.
But, to loosely quote Sinead O'Connor, nothing compares to this cow, who lives the life of a sheepdog. Goliath rose to internet stardom last year:
My cow thinks he's a dog... We left the door open for 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/Wj1OHygrAH— Lil Shaysap (@shaysaprocky) October 28, 2015