I could see one person forgetting they have a dog, not a cat, but "all of you" forgot? Your poor dog.
Maybe the dog looks like a cat. And the vet is informing them on what they actually have after their having been deceived into buying this poor animal by a transient cat salesman.
This confused me, I got that avete is the voi form, but how can "you [all] have a (one) dog"?
A family would fit that!? - Our dog thinks he's a cat, he's always trying to climb trees!!
Can't this sentence be interpreted as having an imperative verb? Something like "have a dog, not a cat"?
The imperative is "abbiate" (http://www.italian-verbs.com/verbi-italiani/coniugazione.php?id=1295).
Thanks man! I don't know where I looked it up, but the info they gave me was wrong! I've been scratching my head over this :D
I wrote you own a dog not a cat and was marked wrong. Doesn't avete mean own as well?