Dog owners out there we hear you. Whether you’re the proud parent to the cutest thing on four legs, struggling through those teenage years that happened around 6 months of age, or totally nailing this whole raising a life thing (yes guys, you are raising a life) we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.
From toilet training to all of the pats here are 27 that only dog owners will understand.
- The first week you will not sleep.
- As soon as you speak to anyone else who has ever had a puppy they totally get you and you’re left wondering why the hell no one told you it would be THIS hard.
- You quickly question whether you could ever actually have/handle/keep alive a human child?
- Fancy pet shop toys are a complete waste of money.
- So are the ones from K-mart.
- Give them a plastic bottle, seriously.
- Everything you love has been peed on. Especially if the thing you love is a new rug.
- Toilet training.
- You now hide your undies, especially if they’re dirty. 100% gross and also 100% fact.
- Your favourite pieces of clothing all have holes in them. Some of the holes remain hidden until you get all the way to work, and a colleague points one out. In a meeting.
- In the early days leaving the house is a military operation.
- The judgey eyes of parents at puppy school.
- Their framed puppy school graduation photo takes pride of place in your lounge room.
- You have bought a pet cam.
- You wished you bought a pet cam that let you talk to your dog.
- You start making their food from scratch because you only want them to eat organic. You don’t actually food shop for yourself anymore.
- Personal space is no longer a thing.
- You’ve Googled if your dog dreams and now watch them intently as they sleep.
- When you come home you’re a total rock star.
- You suddenly love ALL of the puppies. Every single dog you see is the cutest thing ever, well after your dog that is.
- You are now an Internet meme.
- You develop dog turrets in the form of words like ‘muffin’ and ‘nugget’ or combining the two to create ‘nuggetmuffin’ when you see a new dog.
- You used to have totally adult things like the Kardashians clogging your news feed now it’s FILLED with dog videos, but they’re the cutest so it’s fine.
- You recreate the dog videos you’ve seen on the internet.
- You wish you could text your dog.
- They are the cutest thing in the entire world.
- They make your life 10,000 times better and your house is now a home.
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