9 Daily Struggles Of Dog Parents Everywhere

Sure, having a dog is a wonderful, incredible, life-affirming thing. But it's also a lot of work. This is a job that sometimes requires you be up-all-night, to obsess all day, to cancel plans at the drop of a hat. It's the best thing you'll ever do, but it's far from easy. 1. You are always on cuddle call. Cuddles_from_assistance_dog. Don't want to be touched? Too bad. You're about to get pawed. 2. You will sometimes fear you may overheat from said cuddle call, but you must endure. DSC06952 Because your pup turns into a hot pocket right away. Great for winter. Not so ideal for summer. 3. Your cuticles will sometimes ache from scratching your pooch too much. maxresdefault Rover needs scratches and you need a manicure. Time to book that appointment. 4. You will agonize over choosing just the right toys. 3809679096_25dbee7118_b Anything less than perfection simply isn't good enough for your favorite dog in the world. Now what won't he shred in five seconds... 5. And choosing the perfect costume. 1024px-Stay_puft_french_bulldog_(2956799679) Style counts and Facebook photos are forever. 6. Walking makes your gym membership pretty pointless. Dog_walker_-_Buenos_Aires Were you really going to lift weights, anyway? 7. Dealing with strangers' small talk about how precious your pup is. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OK, yeah, we know. *eye roll* Is that a text? Excuse me, I need to talk to my mother-in-law now. 8. You always know that someone is at home, missing you.  4882661096_33bdf84c6d_b Oh, to be loved and remembered! As long as he doesn't eat the sofa while you're out. 9. Picking up poops big and small.  5499857791_c1a52fbfa5_b Sometimes they're so massive it doesn't really make sense.
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Hope Bobbitt

6 years ago

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