Smart Animals Age Like Humans
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(permanent link) added: 2012-09-19 08:48:25 sponsor: LokiL (last reply: 2012-09-19 16:16:32)

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If a character can turn/is turned into a dog or is a talking dog then the character will either age like a human instead of like a dog.

Most writers who have characters who spend a lot of time in the form of an animal, will still have that character age like they were a human. Someone with the power to turn into a particular animal will often retain attributes of his human body in his animal form including age so that a young human will turn into a young animal. The actual rate of aging is most often either ignore or stated to be specifically that of a normal human. Animal companions are companions for life and not just the normal lifespan of their species, but the life of the human.
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