Who is that dog I see staring straight back at me?


Who is that dog I see
Staring straight
Back at me?
Why is my reflection someone
I don’t know?

(Adapted from Mulan)

Does your dog match their reflection? Or do they think they’re a cat/small dog/big dog etc.  We joke that Mr. N thinks he’s a big black dog like the Giant Schnauzer that taught him to be a dog and helped “raise” him at his foster home. 




35 Responses

  1. MattieDog

    May 20, 2016 11:43 am

    Great photo! We had one sweet pup – Kiki – who did not understand water. She must have thought it was solid….every time she was on a boat or a deck she'd walk right off of it into water like there was no difference. We had to watch her like a hawk, silly love-bug girl!

  2. cupcakepetrillo

    May 20, 2016 7:05 pm

    I'm pretty sure I'm little, because I walk under things so easily. My bark says otherwise. I don't use it a lot, but when I bust it out, my bark sounds like a 95 pound German Shepherd. Mom says I am the tiniest watch dog ever.

    Love and licks,

  3. Chelle

    May 20, 2016 10:58 pm

    So cute…but now I have the Mulan song stuck in my head! Most of my pets don't acknowledge their reflections but our newest addition, a now 9 month old puppy, seems to enjoy staring at his reflection in the mirror.

  4. Diane Holland

    May 20, 2016 11:55 pm

    Love the photo! He is adorable and maybe he knows it 🙂 I have a little chihuahua that would NOT recognize herself. She believes she is a giant Great Dane! We haven't told her she is only 7 lbs lol!

  5. Janet Keefe

    May 21, 2016 7:15 pm

    Our beagle Cricket definitely doesn't know she's a small dog! She was raised with two golden retrievers only two months younger, and I don't think she ever realized when they got so much bigger than her! 🙂
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  6. Bryn Nowell

    May 22, 2016 9:13 pm

    So clever! I wonder how Bean and Yoda see themselves. I'm positive they both see themselves as "larger than life." Perhaps Bean is a horse (she prances when she walks) and Yoda is a hippo!

  7. Sadie and Co.

    May 23, 2016 2:29 am

    TWO handsome boys (even if one is a reflection). I've never noticed Henry and Reese's reaction to their refection. We had a flood in our basement a few weeks ago and I rescued a mirror from storage. Ricky was drawn to his reflection and would sit and admire the big lion looking back at him for hours!!!


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