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March 12, 2014

How can you tell if your pet’s been abducted by aliens?

Based on extensive research (aka watching lots of sci-fi movies) I know that despite their vastly superior technology and intellect, aliens can never seem to properly abduct someone and replace them with a clone.  The clone is never a perfect replica, but only the person who truly loves and knows
Based on extensive research (aka watching lots of sci-fi movies) I know that despite their vastly superior technology and intellect, aliens can never seem to properly abduct someone and replace them with a clone.  The clone is never a perfect replica, but only the person who truly loves and knows the abductee can tell that something about the clone doesn’t look right.

Like every reasonable pet owner, I worry about the very real possibility Eko gets abducted by aliens (photo credit)

When it comes to pets, each one is unique in ways only a person who loved them would know.  For my childhood pup, a Dalmatian named Indiana Bones, I knew he had a perfectly circular spot on his back that you could only see if you looked closely.

My brother’s dog, Dutch, has a tiny part of his tail out of place because he injured it while happily wagging away

And the fur on my mom’s dog, Scout, is always softest under her neck

The attribute which makes Eko unique also happens to crack me up.

Like most pups, Eko has a few creases on his head. But mention the word “hungry” and…

More wrinkles start to form.  It’s like he’s trying to activate psychic powers.  And when I open the food container in front of him?

His entire head, from his forehead to his eyebrows becomes one big cascade of wrinkles. He looks like a concerned old man

Eko seemingly has an unlimited amount of extra skin/muscle on his head that helps him display his wrinkle collection.  The patterns are uniquely his and I would immediately recognize if they were out of place.  So kick stones, aliens, you can’t abduct this dog!

Could I have titled this post, “What unique part of your pet do you love?” Yes, but where’s the fun in that? There is no way I was not including that alien abduction photo.

I know I can’t be the only one, and I love hearing about the things that make each pet different.  So let me know – does your pet have a quirky tail? A specific coloring? A unique ear? What’s your pet’s signature look and how did you find it?

Comments for How can you tell if your pet’s been abducted by aliens?

  1. Victoria says:

    Rigs is a mix between a st. bernard and a beagle and he is a brindle – he has his own very unique look and i don’t think they could even clone him but if they did i’d know because his chest fur and neck fur when he is happy kind of sits up on him and forms a full on tuxedo kind of look (hard to explain) – muffin is a black newf who has white dots -2 very tiny ones you really have to look to see on her cheeks.

  2. meANXIETYme says:

    Le Moo has tiny white specks on her black cheeks that would be easy for most people to miss. Plus, she has a particular way of greeting you where she circles really tight (95 lb dog we’re talking about) and stares at her own butt so that you scratch it for her. Butthead has eyebrow markings in a color that don’t match anywhere else on her body.
    Also, they’re lazy/stubborn and kind of stupid (respectively), so I doubt the aliens would want them anyway! (But WE love them wholeheartedly!)

  3. writetowag says:

    Giggles!!!! Well, Trev has something we call mind control…We will give him a treat and a few seconds later he acts like he didn’t get one…He is so good at it that me and my hubby ask each other…”Did bear get a treat?” Which the answer is yes…but he always makes us second guess ourselves!!!! Trev sends the “live long and prosper” sign to Eko…

  4. PigLove says:

    Snorts. I do have some marks on my body that I just *know* are alien made. Daddy says when I was little I got probed. Shivers. I hate it when he tells me that. Hey, wait a minute. Do you think he’s telling me that to make me worry? Taps hooves…. I otta get him! XOXO – Bacon

  5. I love Easy’s ears, they are unique. The tail is more a weapon, I’ve got a shiner once :o)

  6. Cody was mutt. We think he had Border Collie in him because of his facial features and the way he would focus on some things. But get him some Chicago style pizza and he’ll sit there for hours. (And his chair when he got older. He loved taking naps.)

  7. Mayhem's Mom says:

    Mayhem has a very bad under bite which could be replicated but when she concentrates really hard (ie: when she’s begging) she has a really funny full on snaggle-tooth on just one side. I’d definitely know if an alien swapped her out with a replacement!

  8. Eve says:

    Yes Juley has a Harry Potter like fur that zigzag at the beginning of her tail which is not noticeable unless you are looking for it. Also she is wary of people she does not know and has a routine down when one of us returns home that is all her own.

  9. That wrinkly head is a good thinking head. I have 50 trillion spots on me, but Mom swears she would know me by one special freckly spot on my chest.

    Love and licks,

  10. Dottie and Tuffy-cat says:

    Out of the three ‘close-ups’ of Eko, I really love the wrinkled look to the ‘ironed-out’ one. He’s kinda like John Wayne. .. ruggedly handsome. Loved this segment, Will.

  11. I (Wallace) have two lighter patches of fur on either shoulder blade, mom & dad say that it’s where my angel wings used to be. Sammy has tiger strips that appear when he goes for his summer cut.
    Wally & Sammy

  12. Christy mom to Jorga Red Shad says:

    Jorga (my ridgeback) has tiny white spots under her chin. They almost look like lent or something that will wipe off. She has “flying nunn” ears which I refuse to correct and a broken tail, also from wagging too much!

  13. sisubeads says:

    OK, at the risk of sounding crazy….. Fiona, Fiona feet smell amazing! hahahaha and she has a cute little swagger. Lapsi has the cutes polka dots on her chest and the fur on her chest and belly is incredibly soft. Kimi, his eyes are so light and expressive. Oh and Lapsi has cute burps!

  14. Those wrinkles are funny! 😀

  15. Boomdeeadda says:

    I don’t know if you ever noticed this but, unlike any other colour, black cats all look very similar. We had a black cat named Paco before Petals and Blossum. When he didn’t come home one morning, we were crushed (we lived at the lake). I went to the SPCA several times to look at all the black cats in person because I couldn’t tell on line. Paco had a very tiny nick in his right ear, unfortunately we never found him.
    Since Blossum has grown up, the white spot on her tummy has gotten more pronounced. Petals would be harder. I haven’t found any unique spots on her. Ours are stickily indoor cats so hopefully I’ll never have to go thru the ordeal of looking for them at shelters again. Plus we have them microchiped.
    Buddy was a mixed bread and had no tail just a tiny stump. We were told when we adopted him at 7 years of age that he lost it in a door. Plus he had blond eyelashes 😀
    Loved all your photo’s especially the closeup of Scout and Eko, LOL that makes me laugh.

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