Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

What Pet Would You Be?

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I actually could be either of two pet types (the second pet type is below the fold);

You Would Be a Pet Bird

You’re intelligent and witty, yet surprisingly low maintenance.
You charm people easily, and they usually love you a lot more than you love them.
You resent anyone who tries to own or control you. You refuse to be fenced in.

Why you would make a great pet: You’re very smart and entertaining

Why you would make a bad pet: You’re not interested in being anyone’s pet!

What you would love about being a bird: Flying, obviously

What you would hate about being a bird: Being caged


When I change one answer, I end up being a cat instead.

You Would Be a Pet Cat

Independent and aloof, you don’t like to be dependent on anyone.
And as for other people, you can take them or leave them. You often don’t care.
You live your life by your own rules. And you have deep motivations that no one truly understands.

Why you would make a great pet: You’re not needy or greedy… unlike other four legged friends.

Why you would make a bad pet: You’re not exactly running down to greet people at the door

What you would love about being a cat: Agility and freedom

What you would hate about being a cat: Being treated like a dog by clueless humans

Comments

  1. #1 David Harmon
    July 21, 2007

    Their writer clearly never met my cat, who greets me at the door, and complains when I don’t pet her enough. She’s also housebound and overweight (17 pounds), so scratch freedom and agility too.

  2. #2 Tony P
    July 21, 2007

    Like David Harmon, my cat greets me too. But I still answered honestly and got tagged as a cat.

  3. #3 The Ridger
    July 21, 2007

    I’m a fish????

    My cat’s quite affectionate, too, but she’s no dog.

  4. #4 Bob O'H
    July 21, 2007

    I agree about the mis-representation of cats. My cat (well I say “may”, but you know what I mean) greets me whenever I come in after work.

    Oh wait, that’s because it’s feeding time.

    Bob
    P.S. I’m a fish too. I guess that’s why I’m called “Bob”.

  5. #5 David Harmon
    July 21, 2007

    Heh, I got Cat, then (with a one-question change) Fish. I wonder how many pets they have… rabbit? ferret? gerbil?

  6. #6 John
    July 21, 2007

    I also got pet bird.

  7. #7 "GrrlScientist"
    July 21, 2007

    this online poll has me thinking that a great essay (meaning; lots of traffic) would have something to do with cats and dogs. not going to explicitly say what i am thinking of yet ..

  8. #8 JPS
    July 21, 2007

    I’m a fish. I did the poll a few times when I could have picked two answers, but it always came up as a pet fish.

    The result is interesting because I have an undergraduate degree in marine biology.

  9. #9 Chris' Wills
    July 21, 2007

    You Would Be a Pet Cat.

    Change one of the answers I had to think about and I became a Bird.

  10. #10 Jonathan Vause
    July 21, 2007

    You Would Be a Pet Fish

    Relaxed and laid back, you prefer to sit back and observe what’s going on around you.
    You are secretly very wise and intelligent, but few people take the time to learn about you.
    You don’t mind if the world doesn’t understand you. You’re having enough fun trying to understand the world.

    Why you would make a great pet: You’re peaceful and nice to be around, but not very demanding

    Why you would make a bad pet: Let’s face it… the only person you’re truly interesting to is yourself

    What you would love about being a fish: Swimming around aimlessly without a care in the world

    Ok. Now tell me how they know so much from five stupid questions?? I’m freaking out here

  11. #11 Dirkh
    July 22, 2007

    A bird for me, too. Don’t think I’ve ever been accused of exhibiting avian tendencies before.

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