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'Rasta Mum' Claims That She Sometimes Gets Mistaken For Her Dog

'Rasta Mum' Claims That She Sometimes Gets Mistaken For Her Dog

You know how people say that after a while dogs start to resemble their owners? Well, one woman has claimed that it's now gone so far that she claims that they 'often get mistaken for each other'.

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Weird flex, but OK.

Basically, they've both got dreadlocks. That's about as far as it goes.

Either way, 36-year-old Toni Isden seems to think that people get confused between her and her dog, five-year-old Sanka. Yes, he's named after a character from Cool Runnings.

Toni and Sanka. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Toni and Sanka. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

The pair are currently at Crufts for the annual dog show and they are certainly turning a couple of heads. Not least because they perform a routine to Willow Smith's song 'I Whip My Hair'.

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Oddly enough, Toni isn't too fussed about being compared to her Hungarian Puli. She actually thinks it's a compliment. To be fair, he's a cool looking dog.

The pair perform at Crufts. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The pair perform at Crufts. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Toni, from Leicester, said: "I've had my dreadlocks for nine years and Sanka's had his for five years and I'm incredibly proud that we look like each other.

"I get called Crazy Dog Lady, Rasta Mum, Mop mum.

"We get loads of nicknames but I like being called a pair of 'mop-stars' best.

"He's gorgeous, who wouldn't want to look like him?

"Having Sanka has changed my life, made me a different person and I love him to bits.

"I'm proud to have my hair like this, I absolutely love it. I always say 'can't you tell that I'm his mum' because we look so alike."

To be fair, Sanka is great. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
To be fair, Sanka is great. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

She continued: "When me and Sanka did our first routine [at Crufts 2019] everyone was making remarks about the way we looked.

"I was so proud that when I went in there, we danced to 'I Whip My Hair' just to make the point.

"He built my confidence up and it made me want to go back in the ring again, because everyone knows who we are when we walk in the room now."

The pair are at Crufts this year. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The pair are at Crufts this year. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Toni bought Sanka when he was only a wee puppy, but since then they've become the best of friends and perform together at a whole heap of dog shows. It's a relationship that is great for the pair of them.

Toni explained: "He's brilliant and has built my confidence up incredibly, made me a different person really,

"When I got Sanka, because we looked alike, he made me want to go into the ring and do more with him.

"And because we look the same I've had so many more opportunities.

"I love the fact that we have very similar hair but he's also really clever, more clever than me. He's a brilliant dog, a brilliant breed.

"In 2015 I did his first show and he won and I was so proud of him, and so proud of myself.

"I wasn't going to turn up but Sanka's just so happy and he lifts me up, so I went in and we won.

"I just love who we are together - and what we look like too."

They don't actually look alike, though. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
They don't actually look alike, though. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Fair enough, then.

Featured Image Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Topics: Dog, Weird, UK, Animals

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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