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…
- Pretend to be disgusted when your dog lavishes you with puppy kisses on the face, only to reveal that you secretly don’t mind.
- 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.
- Stopped and dropped everything even though you were busy to pay attention to your pooch.
- Turned down plans to go out because at that particular moment, you only want to hang out with your furry friend.
- Found yourself feeling uncomfortable when you go to a home that does not have dogs.
- 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.
- Did not like someone because they did not like dogs.
- Secretly laughed when your dog jumped all over a
- Discovered that your dog was a better listener than some people you know.
- Remembered all of the dogs’ names on your block but had no clue what their owners’ names were.
- Looked at people as if they were strange because they were afraid of your one-hundred-twenty-pound puppy.
- Met a complete stranger that was walking both a newborn baby and a puppy, and you gravitated to the puppy.
- Started talking to someone whom you’ve never met before who likes dogs and wound up spending time exchanging photos and dog stories.
- Joined an organization that rescues dogs,
- Noticed that your circle of friends are all dog lovers, or at least most of them are.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spent more money at the vet on your dogs’ health, teeth, etc. than on your own.
- Were not grossed out by your dog’s toy getting dropped in your lap…even though that very toy is full of doggy drool.
- 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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