Exposure | Lookalike: Dogs and Their Owners

Veronica Liow

While walking around Washington Square Park, I noticed something strange: people look like their dogs. I saw dogs wearing the same colored coats as their owners. Some had the same fur color as their owners’ hair. Others simply resembled their owners all around, from their shapes to their demeanors.

I’m not sure if it’s the owners who look like the dogs or the dogs who look like the owners; I’m not sure if it’s the owners who pick the dogs or the dogs who pick their owners. Regardless, the maxim — you become the people you surround yourself with — holds true, even if it’s between (wo)man and dog.

 

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, March 5 print edition. Email Veronica Liow at [email protected]

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