Dog Lover

As dog lovers we march to the beat of our own drum. There are some things a non dog-loving person just wouldn’t understand. Only once you enjoy the companionship of our furry friends, can one truly appreciate why dog-lovers do the things they do!
If you’re guilty of any the following – you too might just be a dog lover!

You Know You’re a Dog Lover When You…

  1. Pretend to be disgusted when your dog lavishes you with puppy kisses on the face, only to reveal that you secretly don’t mind.
  2. Took your eyes off of the road just for a wee moment while you were driving because you noticed an adorable dog walking with or without its owner.
  3. Stopped and dropped everything even though you were busy to pay attention to your pooch.
  4. Turned down plans to go out because at that particular moment, you only want to hang out with your furry friend.
  5. Found yourself feeling uncomfortable when you go to a home that does not have dogs.
  6. Chased a stray dog at some inconvenient hour, like at five o’clock in the morning when you were only venturing out for a coffee, without even doing your hair and still wearing pajamas that don’t really match.
  7. Did not like someone because they did not like dogs.
  8. Secretly laughed when your dog jumped all over a
    non dog-lover.
  9. Discovered that your dog was a better listener than some people you know.
  10. Remembered all of the dogs’ names on your block but had no clue what their owners’ names were.
  11. Looked at people as if they were strange because they were afraid of your one-hundred-twenty-pound puppy.
  12. Met a complete stranger that was walking both a newborn baby and a puppy, and you gravitated to the puppy.
  13. Started talking to someone whom you’ve never met before who likes dogs and wound up spending time exchanging photos and dog stories.
  14. Joined an organization that rescues dogs,
  15. Noticed that your circle of friends are all dog lovers, or at least most of them are.
  16. Looked at your dog while he or she was doing something most would consider to be gross, and actually had the audacity to say the dog was cute.
  17. Spent more time making sure your dogs’ bedding was comfortable than your own. I.e. giving them a pillow, blanket, toys, fluffy bed, orthopedic beds, etc.
  18. Spent more money at the vet on your dogs’ health, teeth, etc. than on your own.
  19. Were not grossed out by your dog’s toy getting dropped in your lap…even though that very toy is full of doggy drool.
  20. Realized that though just dogs, they are truly your best friends and family members.

Do any of these sound familiar to you?
If so, Congratulations!
Consider yourself a dog lover and also one of the luckiest people. You’ve experienced the most wonderful aspects about owning a dog.

Elizabeth Parker – Author of Finally Home, Final Journey, My Dog Does That!, Bark Out Loud!, Paw Prints in the Sand,Paw Prints in the Sand: Mission Accomplished, Unwanted Dreams, Phobia, Evil’s Door and Faces of Deception.
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