Maya, the [insert dog breed we don’t know here].
Back in June, right after we moved into our first apartment, we rescued Maya. So literally we’d been living in the apartment maybe one full day before we picked this little nugget up – AKA we knew which dog we wanted before we knew which apartment we’d be living in. No, I don’t know what breed she is but yes, I will be giving her a DNA test to find out (the curious dog mom in me).
Having a dog has changed our (and by ‘our’, just assume it’s ‘me’) lifestyle quite a bit. I’m sure any dog moms would have to agree with me here:
1. Your friend wants to make plans but you’d rather just cuddle with the dog after a long day of work.
I mean really. You go 8 or so hours without seeing the precious pup and you feel like you’ve somewhat neglected him/her and even after the feeling of guilt, you’d still rather hangout on the couch and watch your dog sleep. But then you think you need to be more social and in the end you resort to what you intended on doing in the first place.
2. You’ve never taken more photos of anything/ anyone in your life.
Half of the pictures on your phone are of your dog (laying, playing, eating, sleeping, barking, etc). The other half are endless selfies trying to capture the essence of your human-pet relationship.
3. You take (or want to take) your dog with you everywhere.
Craving dunkin’ at 9am on a Saturday but that’s your favorite day to lounge around in your jammies with your pup — eh, i’ll just bring her with me.
4. You can’t have a regular conversation without referencing your dog someway or another.
You’re at breakfast catching up with an old roommate, or at the mall looking for a holiday work party dress. No matter where you are, you find a way to insert them into conversation.
5. When you leave for work, you wish you could take them with you.
You’ve gotta give them hugs and kisses before you go, but after you leave, you rush to your car feeling guilty for leaving them. What’s even worse is if they’re watching you leave out the window, with their sad loving eyes. Ugh, can’t we just bring them to work every day?
6. You’ll sleep in extremely uncomfortable positions just so they can be comfortable.
It doesn’t matter how comfy you are, you’ll make room for them just so they’ll snuggle up. And when it gets too uncomfortable, you find a way to suck it up because you don’t want to disturb him/her or make them move.
7. You wish they had as much clothes as you do.
Dressing your dog up in different outfits is your guilty pleasure. Why? They just look too cute in that hot dog costume and bright orange puffer vest.
8. You want another one.
More, more, more, more. I want more, more, more, more. But seriously, your pup needs a big brother/sister. They need a play pal!
9. You can’t imagine life without them.
The idea of losing your dog to a short life makes you sad and you wish they’d live as long as you did. Your dog is your baby and you can’t imagine living without him/ her.