11 Pets Who Act Like People
These two pups from Shenyang, China, have their grocery shopping down to a science. Trained by their owner, they’ve learned to carry a handbag and push a cart full of veggies!
Can he ring you up? Foot-tall Clyde, a domesticated meerkat, regularly hangs out near the cash register at Sign of the Owl Petshop in the U.K. The little guy belongs to owner Derek Wakeham and his wife.
A PIOUS POOCH
No, it’s not an exceptionally hairy churchgoer – it’s a praying pup! Alsatian-Collie mix Zack attends services at England’s Abbot Parish Church every Sunday and Thursday. Fellow congregants say the dog gives off a “spiritual” vibe. Amen!
By now everyone’s heard of Jenny, the stroller-wielding pug from Portland, Ore. The 1-year-old enjoys pushing her toy pug puppies in a pink stroller, and also loves body-surfing at the beach.
Casper the 12-year-old cat takes regular rides on the public bus in the English city of Plymouth. Drivers have come to recognize the clever kitty, who gets on at his local stop and disembarks wherever he chooses – always finding his way home.
Oregon-based PEOPLEPets.com member Angela Goodwin is proud mom to anteaters Pua and Stewie, who’ve both learned how to open the fridge and empty its contents! They also play with Goodwin’s dogs – and sometimes even paint.
How do you tip these caddies? For a $40 fee, the llamas at North Carolina’s Sherwood Forest Country Club will carry your bags during your nine-hole run. The creatures cause less damage than golf carts to greens, thanks to their padded feet.
Shhh, her favorite show is on! China-based pet rabbit Jia Xiaoyu is so obsessed with her evening shows – particularly South Korean soap opera Ms. Mermaid – that she attacks when her owners try to change the channel.
A CLASSY CHIPMUNK
A PAINTING PUP
Six-year-old mixed breed Sammy learned to paint thanks to owner Mary Stadelbacher of Maryland, who taught him the trade by placing a specially-designed paintbrush in his mouth. The pooch commands up to $1,700 for his abstract works!