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Some prefer cats and some prefer dogs, but what if you can't decide between the two? Well, Bored Panda might know a solution. Why not widen your search and look for dogs who think they're cats?

Turns out, there are quite a few pups with the mannerisms of a feline. They like to climb fridges and trees, and even fold themselves for a nap in a box after these workouts. Still can't believe what I'm saying? Do you think that such creatures exist only in fairytales and Disney movies? Then continue scrolling and check out the amusing images we collected as proof. If they're not enough, fire up our earlier list with more evidence.

Who knows, maybe some dogs are actually cats in disguise.

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Oh Hi There. I'm Mako A 2.5 Yr Old Pitbull. Just Doing Cat Stuff With My Brothers Pecan And Gizmo

Oh Hi There. I'm Mako A 2.5 Yr Old Pitbull. Just Doing Cat Stuff With My Brothers Pecan And Gizmo

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While dogs and cats have some personal characteristics in common, there are a few very distinct differences between them.

For example, consider the natural social nature of canines compared to the typically solitary personality of felines. Dogs are pack animals and most cats tend to spend time alone. Whether it's eating, sleeping, or sharing their space. Cats also exhibit a hunter's instinct that some dogs don't tend to act out on, and will often spend much of their time stalking anything that moves, both outside and inside of the house.

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My Friends Asked Me If He Was Raised With Cats

My Friends Asked Me If He Was Raised With Cats

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Dogs and cats also have different tastes. Dogs are omnivorous; they are able to eat a variety of foods from meat to vegetables. But cats are so-called obligate carnivores, meaning that they need to eat meat-based protein in order to remain healthy.

When it comes to potty training, cats and dogs differ in a big way too — cats usually pick up the litter box routine fairly quickly, while dogs usually take from several weeks to months to learn when and where to relieve themselves.

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#6

And Then He Realized, He Is Not A Cat

And Then He Realized, He Is Not A Cat

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How He Sits On The Couch

How He Sits On The Couch

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Truth be told, there can be several reasons why a dog is acting like a cat. Various situations and even medical conditions can be the root cause of this behavior.

1. A dog is imitating the cats around it. If the two species are living in the same house, chances are the dog is imitating the cat because it notices you giving attention to the cat and wants the same;

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2. A dog is suffering from separation anxiety. This condition can make a dog act in weird ways just to be close to you, including sticking close to you just like a cat would;

3. A dog has skin problems. We see cats grooming themselves ceaselessly just to be clean, but a dog that licks itself in a similar fashion can be suffering from some sort of skin issue;

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#9

I Think My Pit Hangs Out With The Cat Too Much

I Think My Pit Hangs Out With The Cat Too Much

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My Husband Leaves For Work Earlier Than I Do. He Keeps The Dog Out So She Won't Wake Me Up. However, We Have A Cat Door To Our Bedroom. This Is How I'm Greeted Most Mornings

My Husband Leaves For Work Earlier Than I Do. He Keeps The Dog Out So She Won't Wake Me Up. However, We Have A Cat Door To Our Bedroom. This Is How I'm Greeted Most Mornings

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Enjoy This Slideshow Of Dexter, Who Doesn’t Understand His Legs

Enjoy This Slideshow Of Dexter, Who Doesn’t Understand His Legs

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4. A dog wants a better vantage point. Some breeds, especially watchdogs would appreciate having this advantage in order to be on top of things;

5. Your dog is bored and wants attention. Sometimes, wagging your tail and chewing on furniture can get pretty boring, so dogs start doing anything that brings attention to them;

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6. The dog's breed. Some examples that possess more cat-like traits than others are: the Basenji, Whippet, Vizsla, Mi-Ki, Shiba Inu, Papillon, Shetland sheepdog, Italian greyhound, and more.

Either way, bless them.

#12

Got A Live Feed Camera So I Could See What My Dogs Are Up To While I'm At Work

Got A Live Feed Camera So I Could See What My Dogs Are Up To While I'm At Work

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#13

Meet Loki. He Likes To People Watch

Meet Loki. He Likes To People Watch

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#14

Maddie Trapped Herself In The Basement And Was Too Polite To Bark. This Is How I Found Out

Maddie Trapped Herself In The Basement And Was Too Polite To Bark. This Is How I Found Out

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#15

I Bought A Kennel For My Dog And Put The Cat's Bed On Top. Gracie Wants To Be With Her Kitty At All Times

I Bought A Kennel For My Dog And Put The Cat's Bed On Top. Gracie Wants To Be With Her Kitty At All Times

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#17

What Story Can You Write Based On This Picture?

What Story Can You Write Based On This Picture?

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#18

When You Didn't Expect Your Owner To Come Right Back Cause They Forgot Something

When You Didn't Expect Your Owner To Come Right Back Cause They Forgot Something

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#19

My Dog Thinks He Is A Cat

My Dog Thinks He Is A Cat

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#20

Thought We Were Going For A Walk, Ending Up Going For A Climb

Thought We Were Going For A Walk, Ending Up Going For A Climb

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#21

This Is Where My Mom’s Dog Likes To Sit When She’s In The Yard Gardening

This Is Where My Mom’s Dog Likes To Sit When She’s In The Yard Gardening

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#22

She Likes To Squeeze Herself Into The Cat Tree

She Likes To Squeeze Herself Into The Cat Tree

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She might really like having her own little place to tuck away into. Maybe a soft sided crate, or a dog teepee, or even just a spot in a closet or behind a piece of furniture. Our 50 pound dog loves squeeze into little dens.

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#24

My Dog Wanted To See What The Cats Are Up To Downstairs

My Dog Wanted To See What The Cats Are Up To Downstairs

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#25

My Dog Thinks I'm A Chair Sometimes. Oh Well

My Dog Thinks I'm A Chair Sometimes. Oh Well

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#26

Bingbong Prefers Cat Bed To Full-Size Dog Bed, A Foot To The Left

Bingbong Prefers Cat Bed To Full-Size Dog Bed, A Foot To The Left

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#27

My Dog Is Obsessed With My Cat And Likes To Hang Out Wherever The Cat Hangs Out

My Dog Is Obsessed With My Cat And Likes To Hang Out Wherever The Cat Hangs Out

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#28

We Bought Seren A New Scratch Post And Of Course The Cat Went Straight For It

We Bought Seren A New Scratch Post And Of Course The Cat Went Straight For It

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#29

I See Your Shoulder Cat And Offer My Shoulder Dog For Consideration

I See Your Shoulder Cat And Offer My Shoulder Dog For Consideration

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He loves his kitty. If its tongue is a kitty tongue you could get an excellent exfoliation in no time at all!

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#30

My Dog Thinks He Is A Cat

My Dog Thinks He Is A Cat

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#31

Yes, I Am Definitely One Of The Cats

Yes, I Am Definitely One Of The Cats

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#32

Got This Cat Pillow On Amazon. Carl Has Let The Cat Sit In It Maybe Once

Got This Cat Pillow On Amazon. Carl Has Let The Cat Sit In It Maybe Once

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#35

Came Home To A New Golden. He Thinks He's A Cat

Came Home To A New Golden. He Thinks He's A Cat

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#36

When A Pupper Is Raised By Cats

When A Pupper Is Raised By Cats

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And, just like the cat, Pupper’s butt has touched every single surface in your house.

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#39

Ah, The Illsuive Corgo-Cat In His Natural Habitat. Did You Know The Corgo-Cat Has A Purr That Sounds Suspiciously Like A Bark?

Ah, The Illsuive Corgo-Cat In His Natural Habitat. Did You Know The Corgo-Cat Has A Purr That Sounds Suspiciously Like A Bark?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He has to be in the corg- tree... it looks like it was custom tailored.

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Cloud Stuck In Cat Tower

Cloud Stuck In Cat Tower

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#41

Luna The Hippo Thinks She's A Cat

Luna The Hippo Thinks She's A Cat

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#43

My Friend’s Dog Has Clearly Been Spending Too Much Time Around The Cat

My Friend’s Dog Has Clearly Been Spending Too Much Time Around The Cat

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#44

He Really Messed Up This Time

He Really Messed Up This Time

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#46

Love Sitting In A Box

Love Sitting In A Box

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazon needs to put pet designs on their boxes! And a space to put the pets names. 🐱🐶

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#49

Have I Ever Told You About My Great Great Grandfathers Uncle, Who Was A Cat? Cool Guy

Have I Ever Told You About My Great Great Grandfathers Uncle, Who Was A Cat? Cool Guy

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Kathryn Baylis
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, I think uncle liked my great-grandma. Maybe a bit too much.

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#50

I Wanted A Dog But I’m Pretty Sure They Gave Me A Cat

I Wanted A Dog But I’m Pretty Sure They Gave Me A Cat

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