If you were an animal what would you be?

A little bit of fun…

My owners love mice -  because they always shrieked with delight when I surprised them!

My owners love mice – because they always shrieked with delight when I surprised them!

If you were an animal what would you be?
What would you look like – what would we see?

Perhaps a spoilt house dog who’s pampered all day.
Walkies and treats “it’s a dog’s life” they say!

But “Puddy” cats rule as they strut round the house.
Owners left screaming at the sight of a mouse

A horse bred for riding or would that be meat?
A burro for working left out in the heat.

Maybe a chicken free range on the farm.
A goose in a gaggle to raise the alarm.

Then there are piglets as cute as can be.
But there’s only one piglet and that has to be me!

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Okay, here’s a bit of a challenge!

Which animal would you be and why?

For example. I’d be a pampered Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig because they are unique, fun, and affectionate.

Or if you really want a challenge write your answer in rhyming verse – I dare you!

Come on folks don’t be shy…

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70 responses to “If you were an animal what would you be?

  1. Iโ€™m sure that Iโ€™d prefer to be a raptor, soaring wild and free
    Alas, more likely I would find
    Myself, a baboon, with a big red behind!

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  2. I would be a tiny mouse, who runs your cupboards and house, looking for breadcrumbs, especially cheese, AND your big fat cats won’t bother me!

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  3. Whoops that should have read, AND your big fat cats won’t bother me!

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  4. I’d like to be an eagle
    With massive outstretched wings
    Looking for a little mouse
    And other tasty things

    Dropping from the heavens
    Swooping far below
    Shame about the little mouse
    He really had to go

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  5. There is no wy to you I would lie . . .
    That always I am called a butterfly
    From flower to flower and place to place
    My fluttering wings manage to cross ibnfinite space . . . . ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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    • Love the poem Eha ๐Ÿ™‚

      On second thoughts…. I hope you are not one of the pigging cabbage whites that lay eggs on my cabbages which turn to a mas of wrything maggots. CRY…as they eat my precious cabbages.

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  6. If I were animal it’s a bird I’d like to be
    Free to soar over the land and sea
    No more flying about with our friends easyjet
    I’d flying first class just just like the Jet set

    No security checks or passport control
    Life would be fun I’d be on a roll
    No mortgage or rent just a nest in a tree
    Imagine that life just totally FREE

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  7. You see what I mean: two typos in four lines: am certain letters got lost and added during the long journey!!!!

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    • LOL I am glad someone else has dyslexic fingers. The times I type something and then as I press send I spot a strange array of spelling. However, I knew exactly what you meant…but are you sure you want to be a butterfly?

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      • Definitely yes! Well, two husbands and just about everyone on the distaff side has called me such anyways! Can’t fight nature ๐Ÿ™‚ ! BUT I am NOT the one pigging out on your cabbages – my own black kale has had a horrendous year also!! And I’m not one of the anaemic breed: my old facebook pic was of a glorious brown sitting on red blossoms: still use it over a year after quitting fb ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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        • There are certainly some beautiful butterflies out there!

          Having said that I don’t see as many here as I did in England. Can you set up a gravatar so you can still use your pic when posting?

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          • Have meant to do that for ages! Am pretty dumb about anything IT tho’ and with work, exams etc etc have not had time to work it out! Thanks for the nudge ๐Ÿ™‚ !

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  8. I would like to own a pot-bellied pig, but I would be either a dolphin because they are intelligent and love to play, or a koala because they spend most of the day sleeping, and the rest of the time they are either having sex (tee hee) or getting high on eucalyptus leaves.

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  9. Northern Narratives

    I would like to be
    a sweet yellow bird in a tree.

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  10. Cheetah… that is me!!
    on the wide Afican plains
    I can roam wild and free

    Oh well… I’ll have to work on this one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Cheetah! wow that’s a step up from the puddy cat AJ
      I can imagine what you’d bring home to surprise people. They are beautiful animals…
      How about
      A magnificant cheetah roaming wild and free
      On wide African plains, that is me!

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  11. I’m not a poet so I can’t compete here! But animals? As a highly sensitive introvert I wouldn’t be a herd animal. Something that likes people but also likes to get away by herself easily, something that enjoys watching people, enjoys the comforts of home but enjoys being able to roam free… sounds like a domestic cat to me!

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  13. A pussy cat I think I would be
    But only if I belonged to me
    I would want to be spoiled rotten
    Sleep on sheets of crisp white cotton
    Get my food whenever I ask
    And pass my days in the sun I bask
    Taunt the dogs and catch the mouse
    I really am the boss of this house!

    (I won’t give up the day job to be a poet!)

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  14. Wouldn’t it be nice
    if all of the mice,
    Divulged, if you please,
    their knowledge of cheese,
    Now what could be better,
    Than a discourse on Feta
    Or gooder than Gouda or brie?
    The tales mice could tell
    Of texture and smell
    A cultured feast it would be.
    But alas you’ll not find
    A mouse who’s so kind
    Who’ll part with a single fact.
    For although they can speak
    Albeit in Squeak
    Other language they definitely lack.

    Ole…
    The Ark

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  15. I’d be a Japanese Chin dog, you see
    “cause they are cared for my moms like me.

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  16. I’d be a dog, all pampered and cuddly,
    or maybe a pig, all snooty and muddly!

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  17. Wonderful poem, post, and comments, PiP! Now, now did I know that you’d pick P~I~G? ๐Ÿ˜€

    If I could be ANY animal in the world . . . I’d be a human being. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  18. What lovely poem Carole. I can’t remember anything that would rhyme at the moment….but I would a cat. Cats are my favourite animals and they seem to be attracted to me too.

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  20. I think Iโ€™d be a teddy bear
    With soulful eyes and golden hair
    No need for food (no appetite)
    And lots of cuddles through the night

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  21. Thanks Piglet – new to all this but thoroughly enjoying the experience.

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  22. A pampered pooch I would be
    No smelly dog beds or kennels for me
    I would sleep upon my human’s bed
    Concede some space for him to lay his head
    Next to mine where he can gaze
    Upon my soft and gentle eyes
    And give thanks for all my days

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  23. If i were an animal, the choices are few.
    A fat cat to pet all day or Winnie the pooh!
    (that was me trying to rhyme…!!!!)

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  24. A cat… I said this just yesterday. Sleeps 18 hours per day, wakes to wash, eat and Tom-cat around the neighbourhood, best of all, no taxes.

    AV

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  25. Once upon a time we watched a tv show on baboons. There was this one curious fellow that decided to look under a rock for food. He lifted the rock and saw a snake that was under it and then passed out. When he came too, again he lifted the rock, saw the snake and passed out, he did the same thing again when he came too…
    I think that perhaps I’m a bit like that Baboon in the sense that I do the same things over and over and expect different results… which by-the-way is the definition of ‘insanity’ as coined by Albert Einstein. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  26. I would like to be a cat
    Doing none of this and that
    On a sunny sill I’d lay
    Sleeping,dozing most of the day
    Outstretched,cosy,quiet relaxing
    Life would never be so taxing
    Ginger,stripy,silky fur
    Contented happy all a purr
    One request before I fade
    Please will you name me MARMALADE
    By Rhona

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  27. A big lovable dog without a doubt!!!

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  28. I’d be a lioness, of course! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Oh – I forgot to say why. You’ve read the book – you explain why you think I’d be a lioness! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Your review was wonderful. I have it on good authority it is not usual for authors to comment on Amazon, so I thanked all the reviewers on my blog, but I don’t think it is the same, so this seems like a good opportunity to say a great big THANK YOU!!

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  29. I’d love to be a tall giraffe
    With eyelashes to die for.
    How nice to be so tall and sleek
    And over treetops have a peek.

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