10- You spend five minutes explaining to your dog that they can't  join you on today's run because there is too much traffic on the route and it would be dangerous.

9 - Your dog waits for the first person to get out of bed in the morning, then proceeds to jump onto the bed and sleep on the pillow until the second person wakes. You proceed to spoon your dog until the alarm goes off.

8- Your voice increases five octaves when talking to your pup.

7- Your daily plans involve arranging exercise and playdates for your canine.

6 - The majority of pictures on your phone are of your dog doing the exact same thing over and over...and over again.

5 - You are personally offended when they misbehave, as if they have blatantly disrespected you.

4 - You feel guilty leaving the house without your dog, because said dog is convinced {she} is human and therefore should go where you go.

3 -Your parents call to schedule a week to have their "granddoggy" come visit.

2 -You spend more money on your pups haircut than your own.

1 - And the top reason you KNOW you have issues: You've said the words,
"I hope our kids are as cute as our dog."

We'll be seeing a counselor this week.


  1. oh my goodness. how sad is it if all 10 of these apply to me?!

    I need help.

  2. HAHA! Yup, all 10 fit our little family! I even told my husband once, "I hope our little girl is as photogenic as Trudy (our pooch)." His response: "That's impossible. Let's just hope she's half as photogenic."

    Glad others love their dogs as much as we love ours!

  3. Every single one of these sounds uncomfortably familiar.... :)

  4. We haven't had heat for two nights since the furnace in our building broke. I've been sleeping with Roscoe on an Aerobed in the living room so that he doesn't get too chilly. Raiza said enough is enough this morning...

    1. hahah Tom, Kyle and I were dying at this. I could definitely see this happening, poor Roscoe (and Raiza!!) lol

  5. So true. I love my doggies too!! I nominated you for a Liebster Award!! Check it out...http://www.livingrunningcooking.com/2013/02/my-first-liebster-award.html

    1. Thanks Elizabeth, what a fun award. Much Appreciated :)!

  6. Oh my gosh, Meredith. I am dying over here. All. of. these. things are true about how I feel about/treat our dog, Jackson...are we ridiculous dog owners or what? My favorite one is number 10 because Jackson just KNOWS when we are getting ready to exercise. If he doesn't get to go, he yelps at the door and looks really sad...

  7. LOVE. I am 100% guilty of all these things as well. We have had that "what if our future kids aren't as awesome as our dog?" conversation more times than I can count.

    -Laura (& Bennie)


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