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My roommate once had a dog that would growl
when you gave him tummy rubs, then when
people stopped, thinking he was upset. He'd look
at them questionably like, "why'd you stop?"
Turns out that he was raised as a puppy in a
house with three cats and it was his way of
purring.
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    • I have a cat that was raised with dogs, she responds to her name, and even knows a few tricks
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    • My great aunt had a fat sausage of rottie named Moonie that did this. Fucking loved that dog. I also may have loved scaring the bajeezus out of visitors with that little quirk of hers
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    • My dog does this too, she kinda dumb
      LUCARlO 29 jun
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    • My dog "purrs" when she's happy/ when you pet her. It's a little snore growling sound. Most people get concerned by the sound until I explain it's her happy purr.
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    • Me with the belly rubs
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    • My best friend had a Rottweiler that did this. No idea why. But any pets or attention would solicit a death growl out of this massive 160lb rottie. Belly rubs really got him going. His name was Sammy.
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    • THEY'RE CALLED GRUMBLES. And yes, it is the dog form of purring but it is not bc they learned it from cats. Like so people see
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    • MrMan65 29 jun
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    • My sister in law saved this dog from a puppy mill or something and she growls every time she’s pet but when you stop she goes up to your hand to make you pet her again. Also this irrelevant but her cat gave birth and the dog refused to leave the kittens alone because she lost all her puppies before.
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    • My kitten has never even seen a dog yet he wags his tail when you pet him, he plays fetch, and likes to go on walks.
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    • This was worded very weirdly
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    • When i got my cat he ate like a dog acted like a dog and even licks people like a dog
      Sloms 1 jul
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    • Once had?😢
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    • Did the dog tell you that?
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    • I doubt that's the reason why. Some dogs just do this. My dog has never met a cat and does it.
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    • Tomio 29 jun
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    • My dog does this but by snoring
      HongDong 30 jun
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    • my cat growls like a dog when shes mad 😂😂
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    • Testicula 30 jun
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    • I will need video evidence
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    • False. Some dogs just growl when they are happy. Why you gotta make shit up for.
      Kalikus 30 jun
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    • My dog does this I love it
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    • I was scrolling and this had a blur over it saying the content could be inappropriate.... Alright iFunny, you do you
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    • Fungustaint
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    • You mean belly rubs?
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    • Told you that did he?
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    • As top comment said, it's a grumble, my two pitties do it all the time, they sound like pigs and it's the cutest/ugliest thing ever
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    • That. Is. Beautiful.
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    • My dog does that but we have no cats, I’m pretty sure it means “pet me but know that I’m guarded”
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    • Awwwwwwee
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    • Chemical 2 jul
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    • My pitbull purrs like that, but she's offering her belly, so body language speaks for itself. She horrified of strangers and comparable to a rhino running away, unless its me.
      Nixxed 1 jul
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    • We must selectively breed dogs that growl while being pet until they evolve to purr like cats
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    • My dog sits on his feet, whips his tail like a cat, licks himself all the time, chases laser pointers, and rubs up against you like a cat. Is there a chance he was raised around them? I’m allergic so I have no real comparison
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    • My dog was raised along side a cat and does the same thing
      auroram 1 jul
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    • My dog does that too
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    • My friend has a dog who was raised with cats and his way of saying hello was to growl and I had a slight fear of bigger dogs so the first time I meet him I freaked out.
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    • My cat hisses when shes happy
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    • My cat rolls over and loves belly rubs. Im convinced he is just a dog dressed like a cat
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    • I once knew someone with a Rottweiler who used to growl when you rubbed his stomach he said it’s a friendly growl which I was scared when I heard it so I thought it was ok and kept petting and the dog snapped at me and bit me
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    • My friend's cat is the opposite. She was raised with dogs and growls like a dog when she's angry.
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    • I have a cat that was raised with dogs she wags her tail and pants like a dog. Does this weird chirp thing that is supposed to imitate barking
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    • I have a cat that grew up pLying a lot with a small dog. He waves his tail like crazy when he is excited or about to pounce. Its cute
      garbl 1 jul
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    • My uncle's rottweiler would do the same thing but he sure as fuck wasnt purring, my uncle just made him aggressive cause he's an asshole
      Vulpini 1 jul
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    • I met a dog like that once, I have him extra tummy rubs after because I felt really bad
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    • My dog (RIP rose) used to growl really loudly everytime youd pet her back. She'd stand in front of you spinning in circles growling getting the best pats of her life.
      Leigh04 1 jul
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    • My doggo was raised with our bunnies as a puppy. Our bunnies have since passed away, but she still trims long pieces of gras outside, and "hops" in her own way every now and then
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    • My dog is the same way
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    • Where is he? Is he safe? Is he alright?
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    • My blue heeler (15 weeks old) is a little stubborn at obeying yall got any tips, he has a few things down but,again, stubborn
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    • Is this the new version of those old Tumblr posts? Fucking A... This is fucking abysmal ass trash
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    • My 130lbs chocolate lab does this, it’s the cutest thing ever tend to freak new people out though
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    • Honestly. Dogs purr too. Just not in the same way.
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    • If you ignore my dog she gets right up next to you and growls at you. Then she will jump in your lap and continue to growl at you until you give her attention. She’s a huge cuddle bug though
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    • My Dad has some kind of lab/pitt mutt that aggressively growls when we play but it’s just her happy noises. Scares the crap out of other people.
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    • My dog is worse, when you pet him he fucking moans
      Icychadna 30 jun
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    • My eyes skipped over "once had a dog that" so thought the roommate got belly rubs and was raised by cats
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    • My dealer had a Rottweiler that did this. No cats around tho.
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    • I know a dog that growls at me to tell me it’s time to sit down and give him pets and scratches
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    • I always say my dog purrs but Idk
      DannyS06 30 jun
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    • I had a kitten who was raised by my dog once and when my dog passed the cat stopped being active and reacts almost never when food is presented
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    • My dog makes a growling sound when she’s really happy
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    • My dog doesn’t growl but grumbles with pleasure whenever I scratch his ears good, he goes MMMmmmmmm
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    • My dog purrs too, we don’t know why
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    • Rottweilers have a happy rumble that sounds like growling when they're getting pets and scratches
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    • My dog will bite you hard enough to bring blood and wag her tail, she’s evil
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    • my husky does the same thing
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    • My dog grunts, kind of like a mix between a growl and a huff
      bivory04 30 jun
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    • Awww ❤💖
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    • My goldendoodle does the same thing when hes excited
      trix4free 30 jun
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    • My pit does something like that and people always think he's growing but it means he's happy
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    • Friend of mine has a very large Rhodesian Ridgeback who learned to rub his head against you when he wants attention thanks to the cat. Now every time I visit I’m accosted by a giant dog trying to knock me over with his head
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    • I met a dog at a dog park like that one time but it was with butt scratches and it was like a full on im gonna rip your throat out sounding growl but when you stopped he just turned around and would bump you until you started scratching again he was the nicest dog
      wix726 30 jun
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    • It doesn’t always mean dogs are upset when they growl. They might sometimes do it when they feel happy or stuff like that
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    • Guys one of my best friends just came out to me as trans, and I'm so happy for him. I've known him as long as I can remember, and hes never been this confident, and he hasn't been this happy in a long time
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    • I have a dog who does this that wasn't raised around cats ... What now?
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    • My mastiffs give a low, deep, continuous groan when I give them belly rubs. Sounds like a growl but they’ll just lay there content as can be
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    • Did you ask him that?
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    • I’m okay with uncontrollable growls, it’s when they snicker and show their teeth out of excitement that I get hesitant
      SupergirI 30 jun
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    • Our dog snores when she's happy. To the point where we have to tell people she's not growling she's trying to purr. We had a friend come over and forgot to tell him until he asked if the dog had asthma or something
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    • My dog makes little grunty piggy noises when she's happy. She's just bilingual.
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    • I’m getting a golden retriever pup next weekend. Any suggestions of what I should do for it to trust me
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    • The puppy I got at the start of this years was raised with the only other animal in the house being an older cat, he picked up some cat like habits and it’s the funniest thing to watch tbh
      ChrisAyy 30 jun
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    • My dog just rubs his dick on everything
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    • I had a cat who would make a clicking noise whenever he would hunt a cricket because as a kitten I would show him a cricket by pointing at it while I clicked my tongue.
      PoodlePal 30 jun
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    • Dogs actually do that all the time it's called rumbling it's a dogs version of purring
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    • u/fungustaint
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    • I always pet my dog for almost an hour at a time but I always feel bad stopping because she looks so sad when I stop
      NoLyfe101 30 jun
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    • I just said goodbye to one cat and now I'm about to say goodbye to another. No more pets
      dandjman 30 jun
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    • That's fucking precious.
      Crujido 30 jun
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    • My grandparents had a dog that thought she was a cat. Also when they had a bunny for a brief moment, the dog thought that bunny was her pet.
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    • My cat was raised as a kitten along side a puppy a few months apart in age. It didn't know how to "meow" until he was about 5. Would make this weird sound like a crackle sound. Idk how to describe it.
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