How can one possibly spend too much time with the one companion in the whole wide world who is there for you through thickness and thin? When everyone around you seems to be against you, and you want to shrivel up into a ball and just forget about it all. Your dog is there to give you unconditional love and support, and bring you out from under that dark, dark hole you dug for yourself, to show you the light. Or, when you’re feeling your utmost best, and everything seems to be coming up rainbows and roses, you’ve got their companionship to top it all off and feel like a million bucks.
Do you spend too much time with your dog? Pffft. That’s absurd. Absolutely absurd. MADNESS. But just humour me, and please, read on.
1. Friday Night Dog Hangs > Partying
All your friends are planning on hitting the hottest new restaurant scene after a crazy work week, and you chime in to the group text, saying you’re going to have to pass and hang out with your fur-ball instead. THIS IS A-OKAY GUYS. You’ve had a crazy week at the office, so this means your poor little guy has been home alone during the week.. They need some companionship, too.
2. Your Friends Refer to Your Dog as Your SO
For those of you living in a cave, SO = Significant Other. They’re just jealous you have such an innate and intimate bond with your dog. Duh. Don’t read into this. There’s a reason, after all, why there’s an age old saying that dogs are (wo)man’s best friend.
3. Your Instagram Feed is Just Posts of Your Dog
Again. Is this really a bad thing? We all know cute dog pictures generate a ton of likes on the ‘gram. So what’s wrong with this? Zip. Nada. Zilch. Moving on…
4. Your Dating Life Isn’t So Hot
Single and ready to mingle? Hitting the dating apps, but nobody’s sticking? Everyone you’ve had a minor speck of chemistry or connection with just doesn’t understand the bond you have with your dog. They pass judgement on the fact that your dog has to sleep in your bed, nestled under the covers with you. Dude, jealousy doesn’t look good on you.
5. You NEED Dog Updates on Vacation
You’re on vacation with your girlfriends, and you can’t quite be present, as at the back of your mind you’re worried that the doggie daycare where your pup is isn’t taking him for long enough walks. Or perhaps they’re not giving him enough hugs and kisses? You need to text them every few hours to get an update and picture of your Charlie. Once again, this is OKAY. Parents with babies do this, so why can’t doggie-parents have the same need to stay connected?
Alright. I’ve spent too much time on this post, Sir Kingsley is being neglected…gotta go take him out…enjoy!