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Mumsnet users share the imaginary lives their children have for their pets

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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Feb-18 12:07:36

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With the new Peter Rabbit movie hopping into cinemas March 16, Sony Pictures and Mumsnet have teamed up to hide Peter Rabbit and his friends across the Mumsnet site for you to try and find. Follow the clues below and if you stumble across Peter Rabbit, post the URL of the page you found him on this page here and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £500 Pets at Home voucher, plus a £250 Love2Shop voucher. Three runners up will also receive goody bags.

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We are also offering you the chance to win an extra £300 voucher of your choice (from a list) by sharing with us the made up lives and/or personalities you or your children have for your pets. “If you want to find out more about what pets get up to, why not book your child a place on one of Pets at Home’s fantastic FREE My Pet Pals workshops? Book your place now by clicking here

Has your DC ever made up a whole story as to what their pet’s life was like before it came into your home? Perhaps they imagine that all pets can speak to each other in a secret language that humans can’t understand? Maybe when you were a child, you imagined that your pet would go on all sorts of adventures when you were out and they would come back and tell you about them?

Whatever the lives/personalities you or your DC have for your pet, share them with us on the thread below and you will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a £300 voucher of your choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck

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UpOnDown Mon 19-Feb-18 16:58:23

I found him at;

My DN says their fish use the water pipes to explore.

villagefox Mon 19-Feb-18 17:20:15

I found him

HowsAnnie25 Mon 19-Feb-18 17:30:35


I found him in the bottom right hand corner here

We have a cat and some fish and the kids don't seem that fussed over them!
I like the fish. I like how when I feed them half of them come straight up with their mouths open all excited and the other half just wait for the leftovers!

rupert23 Mon 19-Feb-18 18:06:35

hello i found him on talk/bedtime books.
my daughter who is now 24 used to have a guinea pig called steven, after her imaginary friend who lived under her bed.She used to say that she flew over the houses and had adventures with him. She still has a vivid imagination although she probably wont like me to admit it!

user1485636716 Mon 19-Feb-18 18:08:46

I found him here -
My husband made up stories about Pelecat the Gentlecat Thief based on our tiny cat who passed away. She and her sidekick, Thomas, her tearaway brother would go on pink panther style adventures wearing a top hat, opera cloak and carrying a diamond topped cane. I keep promising to properly write them down to read to DS1.

HELENSCRESCENT Mon 19-Feb-18 18:32:00

I found him here at the bottom of the page

Wakeuptortoise Mon 19-Feb-18 18:44:45
Found him here.
My dc are too young to make up stories but our Guinea pigs are super nightmare protectors and keep the bad dreams away.

maclinks Mon 19-Feb-18 18:49:51 here he is

lynsmagoo Mon 19-Feb-18 18:57:32

i found him at the bottom of this page

our little pug Bo loves watching tv and barks when he sees animals so we make up stories about what he is saying to the animals when he is barking. he loves the meer cats on coronation street! he starts 'chatting' even when he hears the corrie music start! it's comical!

ncullinane Mon 19-Feb-18 18:57:50

Found him!

My eldest often makes up tales about my mums pug poppy, says that she's gone shopping and buying him lots of treats!

educatingarti Mon 19-Feb-18 19:00:16
I found him dancing at the bottom of this thread where bunny discussion has been much in evidence!

CopperPan Mon 19-Feb-18 19:03:11

Found him here!

My DD often talks about our cat which she says used to live in Africa (!) and go out hunting!

ScreamingValenta Mon 19-Feb-18 19:17:16

Just seen him dancing at the bottom of the conspiracy theory thread:

As for the secret lives of pets - I often supply the dialogue for 'conversations' between my two cats and the dog. They all have different voices grin. My dog is often known to complete crosswords and the cats are very good at answering quiz questions!

CormoranStrike Mon 19-Feb-18 19:22:10

I found him - I reckon my cuddly dog and famously grumpy cat get on like a house on fire when we are not about to see it.

Came home once and found them curled up on the couch together (my suspicions are right!) and now I am convinced they party together whenever we are not about.

DD (dear dog) will be teaching her to throw tennis balls for him, while DC (dear cat) will hopefully be getting back rubs and the chance to chase her tickle stick around.

CMOTDibbler Mon 19-Feb-18 19:23:29

I found Peter hiding in

Our dogs have complicated lives, with distinct voices for each one, but the most recent story was about evilgingercat, prompted by my colleague taking her cat away to the off site meeting with her and leaving him in the hotel room.
As may be evident from his name, evilgingercat is a big boy with a big personality, which is usually directed to finding new ways to annoy people and other animals - he particularly enjoys harassing local dogs. So the image of what he might get up to in a hotel was irresistable - what he'd be ordering from room service, how he'd behave (totally rock and roll), and if he'd be summoning ladies to come and stroke him...

KitNCaboodle Mon 19-Feb-18 19:44:13

I found them dancing on that bottom, here.

Our rabbit is a bit of an escape artist. She can jump over her pen, which is about 60cm. She also looks like a magician’s rabbit. For these reason my children are convinced she goes on magical adventures when they’re at school, getting into all sorts of mischief.

happiestcamper Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:11

We have a lizard and a hamster. They live on opposite sides of the same room. One belongs to DS and one to DD. They often wonder what they get up too on a night when every one is in bed. They are both nocturnal after all x

snotato Mon 19-Feb-18 19:49:19

I found him here

snotato Mon 19-Feb-18 19:50:31

And here

happiestcamper Mon 19-Feb-18 19:51:27

snotato Mon 19-Feb-18 19:56:22

And here

TheWizardofWas Mon 19-Feb-18 20:03:42

He is lurking here with friends.

Our cats are said to hatch plots to scratch us to death in our beds because we don't give them all our fish. However we buy them off with cheese filled savoury snacks enough to escape this fate.

honeyandginger48 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:16:04

Found him here.

We adopted an old grumpy guinea pig last year. My daughter is constantly trying to imagine what she is thinking/feeling. I think she just wants to eat, sleep and be cuddled occasionally. Just like me!

Pinklady1981 Mon 19-Feb-18 20:39:36

Found him!!

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