Owning a dog is like being responsible for a very crazy four-legged child. While working dogs are quite sensible, most modern breeds are a little, for want of a better word, nuts.
But the relationship is two-way. Not only are dogs themselves crazy about their owners, but the feeling is mutual. They make us laugh and are always there for us, no matter what happens.
In this post, we take a look at some of the things that only seasoned, experienced dog owners understand.
We Laugh More Than Most People
Because dogs are so much fun, dog owners laugh a lot more than regular people. When you have a dog in the house, there always seems to be something to smile about.
Our Homes Are Full Of Lint Rollers
Dogs have a habit of shedding all over the place. After all, their entire bodies are covered in fur, not just their heads.
That’s why in dog owner homes, you’ll find lint rollers placed strategically all over the place — the kitchen, living room — you name it.
We Always Buy Cars Thinking Of Our Dogs First
When a dog owner goes car shopping, they’re not just looking for “a vehicle,” they’re looking for a real “dog car.” There’s a difference, you know. Dog cars have extra goodies, such as dog barriers between the cabin and the trunk.
We Always Click The “Allows Pets” Filter When Searching For A New Home
Dog owners also insist on apartments that allow pets. They won’t settle for anything else. It doesn’t matter whether it has five swimming pools, three jacuzzis and an underground garage with a turntable — fido must be allowed to join in with the fun.
We Accidentally Give Dog Instructions To Other People
Dog owners are so used to bossing their pets around that they can get into the unfortunate habit of giving other human beings similar instructions. “Sit” and “lie down” take on a whole new meaning in a dog family.
We Sing To Our Dogs
Because dogs are such non-judgemental creatures, dog owners often feel confident singing to them. What’s more, it also seems to get their attention. A song like “let’s go for a walk” soon gets them in the mood.
Puppies Become Our Alarm Clocks
Who needs a horrible alarm clock buzzing away when you can have a puppy licking your face? No — it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it can work a treat.
We Prioritize Our Finances Around Our Pets
We’re so obsessed with our dogs that we actually prioritize our finances around them. Dog owners often become more concerned with their pet’s well being than their own. It’s not uncommon for people to take their pets to the grooming salon while avoiding going to the barber’s shop themselves.
Dog Beds Are A Household Theme
Most people have beds in their bedrooms (and nowhere else). But when you have a dog, it changes the dynamic completely. All of a sudden, you have beds everywhere — the living room, the dining room — wherever your pooch wants to go.