Wednesday, March 12, 2014

You Know You're A Dog Person If...

     You know you're a dog person if:

  • You have at least one more dog in your house than humans.
  • You greet friend's dogs first.
  • Your dogs have premium brand name dog food with the best nutrition available in five wonderful flavors dogs love, but your fridge has eggs, three day old salad, shriveled tomatoes and all the condiments you need for the food you don't have.
  • You have shampoo for each dog, specific to their coat type, and hypoallergenic; your shampoo is the cheap stuff from Wal-Mart.
  • You are sure to groom your dogs and do give them pedicures regularly while you haven't had a manicure or pedicure you didn't do yourself since college.
  • Your library consists of books about dogs, dog training, dog stories and whatever books friends gave you as hints you need to expand your reading selection (which you haven't read yet).
  • Your furniture is covered with blankets, sheets, or slipcovers because you want to be able to quickly pull them off to provide a cleaner, more hair-free spot to sit for any non-dog company that drops by.
  • You arrange your furniture for optimal dog compatibility - play area, nap areas, cuddle spots, and clear paths to doors.
  • Your dogs have coats and booties for different weather and/or activities, but you have one coat for chores and one for public wear.
  • Your wardrobe can be divided into two categories: acceptable dog activity clothing and dress clothes (you know, the one dress and two nice suits you own and never wear unless someone gets married or dies).
  • Your dogs have collars with ID tags, license tags, Microchip tags and you have a worn out wallet in which you can never find a single piece of your ID-but you have pictures of all your dogs!
  • Your back yard is not really landscaped except for a few holes (dug by the dogs), numerous brown spots, and agility equipment.
  • The car/truck/SUV you drive was chosen based on how you can travel your dogs easiest and still have a vehicle suited for the times when you don't take the dogs.
  • If you plan vacations around your dogs, dog events, dog shows, dog training sessions; and your vacations include taking the dogs so you go somewhere that accepts dogs.
  • Your dogs have nice, thick memory foam orthopaedic comfort mats and your mattress and box springs are 18 years old from the Mattress Factory factory seconds section.
  • You know you're a dog person when you look at your phone contacts and each of your friends is listed with their dogs' pictures for the contact photos.
There are more clues which would lead people to think you're a dog person, but I think you get the point.  If everything you do or have is based on your dogs, you're a dog person. Unless you've got a special dog themed handbag and you're one of those people who dresses your dog like a human and carries it in the handbag - that just makes you a weird dog lady!


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