posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 11:59 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape
The "My pet is a superhero" is pretty common in my experience too, but it doesn't just happen with dogs. My friend had a pet ferret that he would
swear up and down would beat anything from a cat to a coyote. He had it running around his yard out in the country one day and we spotted a hawk up
in a tree staring at the ferret like it was a pizza, I warned him about it and he just laughed and said his ferret would kill that hawk as soon as
the hawk took it to its nest (but still didn't get very far away from his ferret).
It does seem to be the most common with dog owners though, most commonly owners of dogs that have a "fighting" reputation. I think it's kinda the
same thing you get when a proud father has a son in wrestling or martial arts, had a couple decent matches and now Dad thinks his kid as a bad
That said, a 80 pound cougar would make short work of an 80 pound dog in most cases... but two or three 80 pound dogs might might give the cougar a
run for its money with their pack hunting tactics.