Crazy cat ladies got nothing on me. I am a certified canine enthusiast and I’m offering you a look into my dog-loving mind. How do you know if you’re a “dog lover?”
If you do any of these things, well, you might just be one.
1. You’re constantly on the lookout for dogs and you can spot a dog from a mile away. Literally
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As I drive by the park near my house, I always have to make note of how many dogs I see. I happily yell out “dog!” to whoever happens to be lucky enough to be in the car with me at the time. This, of course, backfires when that happens to be my dog, who then proceeds to bark at said dogs.
2. After you spot them, if possible, you must say hello
I don’t care who I’m with or where I’m at, if there’s a dog, I have to go see it. I’ve been to known to make a b-line towards them and leave my friends wondering where I went. When they finally spot me, I’ll sometimes overhear “Oh, there’s a dog.” I always remember my doggie manners, however, and ask their owners to make sure it’s okay to approach and/or pet the pup.
3. Upon greeting, your voice immediately rises in pitch and baby talk begins to flow from your lips
I’ve been told by several people that their dog isn’t usually as friendly as it’s being with me. I respond (in a super high-pitched voice) – “that’s because no one else probably talks to your puppy wuppy like me! Who’s a good boy/girl? You’re a good boy/girl!”
4. You love all sizes, all ages, and all breeds of dogs!
From the biggest Mastiff to the tiniest Yorkie, you’ll maneuver to interact with them however possible. I won’t lie, I once plopped down right in the middle of a farmer’s market to play with a family of Italian Greyhounds that I knew. It’s a lot easier to get hugs and kisses when they can just pile into your lap at once. This was also one of those instances when my friends couldn’t find me. Oops.
5. You fill your social media feeds with dog-related content
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…from websites like this amazing one! Seeing dogs in person just isn’t enough. Isn’t it nice to open up your Facebook and see smiling, whiskered faces looking back at you? Or read an inspirational story about humans that are actually doing great things for our furry friends? I may or may not be more likely to click “like” on a new addition in the form of a puppy versus a human baby…okay, I am.
6. You will never hesitate to help a dog in need
You donate your time, money, heart, and/or soul to make the lives of our furry friends better. It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful other dog-lovers there are out there! The littlest things can make such a huge difference and you know that.
7. Your own dogs have a pretty great life
Spoiled is such a relative term. Sure, Scamp didn’t need another bed, but this one was shaped like a shark and it would be like he had his very own bat cave. (For the record, he sleeps in it every night.) You take your pup(s) for long walks and play with them even if you’re exhausted after a long day, but really, there’s no better way to unwind.
8. After Reading all of this, you aren’t afraid to admit that you, too, are a certified dog lover