32 Childhood Signs That You Would Always Be Obsessed With Animals

It was all over the moment you laid eyes on your first puppy.

1. When you were a kid, your interests were pretty single-minded.

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2. Your favorite t-shirts all had different animals on them.

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3. It was impossible for you to see a dog without stopping to pet it.

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4. All of your schoolwork looked like this.

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5. And your school supplies…

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Your best folder was Lisa Frank, duh.

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And you kept all those supplies in a sweet backpack.

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6. You made sure your mom knew you wanted to be a cat for Halloween.

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Or maybe a more obscure creature.

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7. Your birthday cake was always animal themed.

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8. Your holiday wish-lists looked like this.

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10. Eventually your parents had to give in.

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11. Once you finally got a pet, you made wish-lists for it too.

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12. You spent your entire allowance trying to get an animal out of one of those claw machines.

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13. Every corner of your bedroom had a stuffed animal hammock.

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…stuffed with animals.

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…who each had a name.

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And you had a favorite that you always held onto.

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Even when you were a little too old.

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14. You had this poster on your wall.

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Or maybe one like this.

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15. You had this calendar.

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16. You collected “fancy” stuff like this…

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As well as a huge collection of Breyer horses…

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…and an entire shelf dedicated to them.

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Oh, and you also had a huge collection of “Calico Critters.”

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Or maybe you went in for “Maple Town.”

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Not to mention a whole bookshelf dedicated to these tiny glass animals.

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17. You tried to start your own business…

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18. And host great special events.

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19. Ranger Rick was the best magazine in the world…

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Tied with Zoobooks.

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20. “Bambi” was your favorite Disney movie…

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Until you saw “The Lion King.”

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21. You only liked movies that made you cry.

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22. These were your favorite books…

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Or these…

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Of course, you were also willing to read the classics…

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23. “Adventure Of The Little Koala” was the best Nickelodeon show.

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24. You’d never get tired of visiting your favorite animal at the zoo…

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You understood them!

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25. Basically, you just loved animals more than you loved anything or anyone else.

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26. You were always trying to teach your pets tricks.

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27. You constantly tried to “rescue” stray dogs.

(Usually they ended up belonging to one of your neighbors)

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Or baby birds.

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28. Your childhood vacations were spent trying to make friends with the local wildlife.

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29. Your summer camp was at the local nature center or zoo.

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30. You dreamed of growing up to be one of three things: A zookeeper…

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An animal behaviorist…

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Or the owner of an animal sanctuary.

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31. Maybe your career took another path.

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32. But you never stopped loving animals.

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