A recent article in The Daily Collegian talks a lot about how pets imitate humans. It says that...
Jane Fryer said her kitten Skittles sometimes too closely follows the example of the members at the fraternity where he lives with Fryer's boyfriend.A new British study, which says pet owners may want to consider kicking their bad habits before their pets start following their examples.The study, conducted by professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire in England, states that, 'over time, animals are likely to pick up their owners' characteristics.'
"[Skittles] will run around the room at full speed and try to climb up everything. He has no fear, just like the frat boys," Fryer (sophomore-hotel, restaurant and institutional management) said. "I feel, that being in a fraternity, Skittles has taken on many of the aspects of a person living in that environment: large amounts of sleeping and lounging followed by senseless running in circles around the room."
Results of the yearlong study, which will continue for the next six months, show that pets and their owners share many personality traits. We took part in the study, it was fast and easy. If you want to take part, check this out, it will only take you a few minutes. And to read more about the study so far, read this!