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Does Your Pet Mimic You?

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Man's best friend may also be man's best mimic.

New research out of Europe shows that pets may not only look like their owners but also act like them. European researchers say pets automatically imitate hand movements with their paws and mouth movements with their muzzles. The movements are shaped by the way their owners interact with them as they grow up. In Britain, people with pets and animal behavior specialists are not surprised by the research.

"We've all experienced when the dogs know we're going to take him for a walk or he knows we're going to feed him but dogs will learn all sorts of things but they will investigate what we're doing and quite often try and copy us."

Do you look or act like your dog? Send us a picture of you and your dog and we'll run them throughout our morning show on Friday. All you have to do is snap a picture, include your name and your pets name. Email it to sendit@kten.com.