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Celebrate the new Kevin Spacey film Nine Lives with tales of how your pet has a human trapped inside - £300 voucher to be won! NOW CLOSED

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EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 22-Jul-16 10:46:21

In the run-up to the release of their new movie ‘Nine Lives’ on 17th August, Lionsgate would like to hear about the things your pets do that make you think there could be a human trapped inside of them grin

Here’s what Lionsgate has to say:

‘Nine Lives in a new comedy to be released later this summer, and stars family favourites Kevin Spacey, Christopher Walken, and Jennifer Garner. The plot is about an uptight businessman who is transported into the body of his family’s house cat, as a punishment for him focussing too much on work and not being there for his family, and as expected hilarity ensues.’

‘Take a look at the trailer below:’

So what do your pets do that make you think there’s a human trapped inside them? Do they watch the telly? Comfort your DCs? Or even roll their eyes at you? Are they super sassy or amusingly grumpy all the time? Please tell us about your pet’s human traits below and feel free to share photos of your pets too!

Everyone who posts below will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will be able to choose from a £300 Cineworld or Leisure voucher.



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CMOTDibbler Fri 22-Jul-16 13:20:14

We speak for our animals all the time!

One of the chickens channels Miss Piggy lots of the time - if you are a bit slow on the corn provision she drop kicks you, and marches into the house to protest very loudly if life isn't to her liking. If the door is closed, she'll stand on their coop and peck on the kitchen window and shout while the rest of the chickens stand on the ground looking up in awe grin

teddygirlonce Fri 22-Jul-16 14:27:53

We have a Tonkinese cat who complains like a human, goes to bed like a human and is joined at my hip 24/7 - she even comes into the bathroom with me. But her most human trait of all is only wanting to drink water out of a glass!

asuwere Fri 22-Jul-16 14:36:22

DM had a dog who would refuse biscuits from my gran unless they were chocolate - he knew she would eventually offer a chocolate biscuit so always held out for them.

asuwere Fri 22-Jul-16 14:36:50

DM had a dog who would refuse biscuits from my gran unless they were chocolate - he knew she would eventually offer a chocolate biscuit so always held out for them.

daisyduke66 Fri 22-Jul-16 15:07:49

I have two Jack Russell's and they are both incredibly human in their traits. My eldest, Fudge pictured, is so amazingly knowing. he has his own mug for his doggy tea and actually sulks on the sofa like a knowing old man! He also loves to wear a hat and often won't let me take it off! He's incredibly proud and, I think, that's his most human trait.

hollinhurst84 Fri 22-Jul-16 15:36:37

He is king of the "5.30am? I don't THINK so hooman" face

bettythebuilder Fri 22-Jul-16 15:50:13

Daisy the cat is very human... a very lazy, food obsessed human, natch. She also (in my mind, at least), has a very strong Mexican accent and a way of narrowing her eyes at you in disapproval like someone in an old Western movie.

paddypants13 Fri 22-Jul-16 16:35:36

My cat mothers my parents. If I'm in another room when one of them shouts me or cries she will come and find me. If I don't come immediately she will pester me until I go and see them.

If she's not with them when they start to cry or shout she will run to them but goes back to what she was doing as soon as she's checked me or dh is with them.

We also had an aupair for a while who the cat adored. She was sat on the aupair's knee one evening and the aupair was saying to her, I love you but my cat is my favourite. My cat promptly bit (she never bites, even when the children are a bit rough with her) her and stalked off! From then on the aupair was careful to refer to our cat as her favourite English cat!

paddypants13 Fri 22-Jul-16 16:36:11

Haha betty! My cat speaks like Joanna Lumley.

CopperPan Fri 22-Jul-16 17:03:41

Our dog loves snuggling down with us and watching Netflix, if we're watching a comedy he tends to bark at the jokes too! He is great at housekeeping as well, he often fetches clothes left on the dc's floor and puts them in the hamper.

MiddleClassProblem Fri 22-Jul-16 18:27:16

My dog listens to our conversations all evening, wags at appropriate moments when a joke is made at the others expense, react to words we didn't know she knew, answers questions by choosing a hand or person (90% of the time correctly) and comforts in times of need. She used to have a skin tag that we were convinced was a zip so the man in the dog suit could get out.

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 22-Jul-16 18:43:50

Our dog is happiest when we are all in the same room. Sometimes he'll stand in the living room and start barking for us all to come and sit down so he can snuggle up and enjoy his family.

MakeTeaNotWar Fri 22-Jul-16 19:39:05

Our dog RIP loved a group hug, a good joke and a nap after a big lunch - just like me!

Hs2Issue Fri 22-Jul-16 19:54:14

Our cat was horrified when we brought DD home from hospital she fled out into the snow rather than hear the baby cry. Now 6 years on they adore each other and the cat has to sit on DD's bed listening to the bedtime story together.

paddypants13 Fri 22-Jul-16 20:47:16

My post should read "mothers my children"! blush

foxessocks Fri 22-Jul-16 21:26:50

My cat is definitely like a human evil genius from a film. I swear she is plotting against me. She waits for me in the morning and tries to trip me up when I go downstairs and attacks my ankles so I can't get past her. She is bad tempered and grouchy but for some reason we love her anyway!

purplepandas Fri 22-Jul-16 21:48:27

Lick you when upset. It's definite comfort!

finova Fri 22-Jul-16 23:29:53

Our dog was a diva. If you threw a stick for her she'd give you a look that said 'you must be joking'!
Occasionally she'd barge into the back of someone's knees to knock them over! Little madam!

forkhandles4candles Sat 23-Jul-16 08:38:18

My dog when I was a teen was truly a human. He thought he was my bodyguard, boyfriend, best friend. He slept on my bed and spent all his time with me, cocking his head in that cute way when I chatted to him. His eyes were so suppressive. I really miss him!

GruffaloPants Sat 23-Jul-16 13:26:33

My cat (now in the possession of my parents) hates to see people upset and will clamber all over anyone sad/crying with nuzzles and purrs.

My Mum's now deceased cat would sit on a dining chair and spear peas on his paw like it was a fork, before picking them off and eating them.

catgirl2 Sun 24-Jul-16 08:08:11

Our cat has a rather human name. He has his own glass of water on our bedside table as he enjoys a sip during the night.

Lindy2 Sun 24-Jul-16 08:24:01

We have two rabbits. They are quite old, lazy and over indulged by us. If they were human they could star in grumpy old men. The other day I was giving them a few treats and I thought it might be interesting for them if I hid them all around their run so they could have fun searching for them. The look of absolute horror on their faces when they realised they had to move around and work to find the treats was hilarious. I don't think they will ever forgive me.

YesItsMeIDontCare Sun 24-Jul-16 08:30:49

Tbf I wouldn't insult Leroy by suggesting he has anything human about him.

He's a cat. Untainted.

(Obviously I still talk to him as if he's human, and expect him to understand me, and talk for him, and place human emotions on him...)

Sammyislost Sun 24-Jul-16 13:02:04

Just the way my dog jumps up on to the sofa, leans her entire body weight on to ours and then reaches in for a "kiss" on our face makes us think she has a human trapped inside!!

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