Imagine not being able to recognize your reflection, it would be such a hilarious experience because you will constantly think that some other person is staring at you intensely and mimicking your every move.
You would probably lose it and immediately go through an existential crisis since it's not something you're used to seeing on a daily day basis.
That's exactly how our pets feel whenever they see their reflection in a mirror, they always think that it's another animal staring at them and potentially trying to harm them.
That's the main reason why they act so strangely whenever it happens.
My dog discovered his reflection but he thinks it's another dog so he won't leave it :// pic.twitter.com/6f8iyhi5q0— Han (@hannkirk) July 25, 2016
Dia baru sedar dia ada telinga🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/uoSzTl6dhj— Arwah Tony Stark (@TonyStarkmelayu) May 31, 2019
Dog is confused by his own reflection in mirror🐕 pic.twitter.com/3l9P6ggjp1— Welcome To Nature (@welcomet0nature) March 28, 2019
my poor cat was scared of his own reflection 😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/F5dta84OxK— dalia (@palidalii) October 30, 2019
This is Ziggy. The dog in the mirror won’t stop copying him. Not even the reverse wiggle threw him off. 14/10 please pick him pup pic.twitter.com/h723cjbQzy— WeRateDogs® (@dog_rates) March 13, 2019
here’s a cat playing with its reflection— keat💞 (@keatxngrant) July 28, 2019
you’re welcome pic.twitter.com/kAAOKHq5AZ
MY DOG JUST DISCOVERED WHAT A MIRROR IS & SHES BEEN STARING AT HERSELF FOR A GOOD 10 MINS IM CRYING pic.twitter.com/y3Hz02CNea— laura (@sillygrl123) June 18, 2015
So my cat discovered her reflection today pic.twitter.com/OHisZxsQeu— danielle sinay (@daniellesinay) November 27, 2019
I know this election is very stressful, so here's a video of the first time my dog saw her reflection. pic.twitter.com/kb3rzkh9bY— Will Moreton (@will_moreton22) November 9, 2016
FUCK I WAS GOING TO TAKE A SELFIE AND MY CAT STARTED LOOKING AT HERSELF IN THE MIRROR pic.twitter.com/g2IS0Mmhty— Heather (@heather_beattie) November 16, 2014
he thinks his reflection is another dog pic.twitter.com/SCdqqcPiag— taylor nicole dean (@taylorndean) July 20, 2019
He uh...thinks his reflection is another cat and keeps yelling at it. pic.twitter.com/AOvQUMABJ1— britt (@girlbitesback) December 21, 2019
If you don’t have me on snap, here’s a video of my cat trying to fight his reflection 💀 pic.twitter.com/2A1c57AVVK— Linds (@Lindseyyy9715) October 31, 2018
The weirdo dog, upon seeing his reflection for the first time (in the base of our dryer). pic.twitter.com/2Ntwz9bTtN— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) February 25, 2020