I’ve had lots of pets over the years. I’ve owned dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, turtles, sea horses, hermit crabs, and rabbits. But out of all those adorable creatures, dogs are number 1 on my list. There was always something so endearing about dogs that made them a part of the family much more than Roger the Rabbit or Carrot the Kitty (even though Roger was an exceptional animal who deserves a post all to himself.)
I don’t think there has been a year of my life where I haven’t owned a dog or two. Right now as I type my two dogs are staring at me and begging me to let them outside just so they can stare into the back door at me and beg to come back inside.
So, in honor of my three dogs, Abigail (Abby), Apollo (Sweety Beety), and Rocky (Rockzilla), these are my Top Ten signs (no particular order) that you are obsessed with your dog… like me.
No. 1 Dog Hair is on Everything!
If you have dog hair on your clothes, in your car, in your bed, and/or in your hair… and you don’t seem to care… you, my friend, are obsessed with your dog.
No. 2 Squeaky toys are Everywhere!
Do you have a subscription service that delivers new toys and treats to your pooch every month? Are there mutilated stuffed ducks that you will not throw away because your dog loves it? Have you actually taken a needle and thread to repair a stuffed toy? Yep… obsessed.
No. 3 You Talk To Your Dog Like Another Person
Do you have conversations with your dog? Ask it questions and pretend like you received a legitimate answer? I’m kind of ashamed to admit to this one, but yeah, I’m guilty.
No. 4 You have dog treats stashed all over your house.
I know I’m not the only one with a variety of treats stashed in every room of my house. Go ahead and admit it.
No. 5 Dog beds are everywhere, including outside.
Rover has to be comfortable too, right? No one wants to sleep on a cold, hard floor.
No. 6 You have dog prescriptions in the medicine cabinet.
Yeah, Fido’s prescriptions are right in the cabinet next to your Tylenol and Clartin. We’ve all done it, right?
No. 7 There is a never-ending supply of pee pads and poop bags in your supply closet.
No one wants to talk about poop scooping, but we all do it… unless you are like a couple of my neighbors who blatantly ignore the posted signs. But I digress.
No. 8 You have dog shampoo in your shower.
Have you ever accidentally grabbed the flea shampoo thinking it was your shower gel? No, me either… never… that’s just silly…
No. 9 You have photos of your dog on your desk at work.
And not just the random photos you snapped with your phone. There are professional shots they’ve taken with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
No. 10 You give your dog a nick name.
Totally guilty. I talk about all my dogs at work. Sometimes I say Abigail and other times I refer to her as Abby. One of my coworkers told me that for months she thought Abby was a rather precocious toddler.
So, there you have it. My Top Ten signs you are obsessed with your dog. What about you? Are you guilty of any of these? What other signs did I miss? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by. I have to go now. Rocky and Apollo have been scratching at the door and whining for about ten minutes now.
Peace and Love to All
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