Things that dog owners can relate to

2015-10-15 06:00
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The bond between a dog and it owner is indescribable.

Photo: supplied The bond between a dog and it owner is indescribable.

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DOGS will give you unconditional love and the cuddles that only a man’s best friend can provide. The bond between a dog and owner is indescribable. It is not just love, as it is the kind of affection that doesn’t need to be said in so many words.

Only a dog owner will understand the sacrifices you make for your dog, whether its buying dog treats, toys and even jerseys, although your dog doesn’t need it, you will do anything for them. Your dog instantly becomes part of your family and your house feels empty and quiet without them.

If you have a four-legged family member, here are a few things we know about our furry best friends.

• No sleep

Apart from being warm and fuzzy, they may have the tendency to keep you up at night and this can be annoying, especially if they sleep inside. Only a dog owner knows about having to hear howling and barking in the middle of the night, and not to mention the getting out of bed to take them outside routine.

• You kiss your dog frequently

It’s not a big deal, not to us anyway. There is no shame in letting your dog know that you love them by planting a smooch. According to research kissing your dog could improve your health and that may explain why dog owners are so happy. So pucker up.

• Odd playtime hours

All they do is sleep, eat, bark, and have weird playtime hours. A dog owner has experienced this one time or another, where your dog/s decides to play and run at 10pm or 11pm.

• They are the perfect vacuums

Messed a chip? Oh, don’t worry, the dog will eat it. It becomes the norm that when you mess, you call your dog and just point to the mess and he/she swoops in and eats it.

• Having to share your food

How can you say no to those puppy dog eyes looking at you… and your sandwich? You will and can never eat alone once you own a dog, unless you train them properly and if you have – lucky bugger. And when you’re at a restaurant or friends place and ask to put some of the leftover bones in a doggy bag. Yes, we’ve all done that, because seeing their faces when you bring home rib bones is like being in the audience when Oprah does her “Favourite Things” show.

• Your bed is their bed

If you have house dogs and you happen to let them sleep in your bed, then you’ll understand that sometimes sleeping with your dog isn’t always as comfortable as it may seem. Sometimes your dog will lie on top of the blankets, making it impossible to move past them and pull the blankets over you because of their weight. You’ll also occasionally find yourself waking up with their butt or paw in your face. A very good morning to you too.

• Their hair is everywhere

It’s on your clothes, your furniture, floors and even sometimes your food. You’ll find yourself taking forever to get those white, brown, or black hair follicles off of you.

• Coming home

You’ve had a long day at work and nothing has gone your way, all you want to do is come home and relax. However, once you open that front door, your four-legged family members greet you with wagging tails and excitement. It’s literally the best feeling coming home and seeing their happy ‘I missed you’ faces.

• When they tilt their heads

Nothing hits your heart strings more when your dog tilts its head. It’s the cutest thing ever and you immediately say ‘awww’ and attack them with kisses.

• Stalking to the maximum

They follow you wherever you go and it’s cute, but it can be annoying sometimes. Crying or scratching at any closed door, or even following you to the bathroom makes an eventful encounter.

• When you become their pillow

Having your dogs lay on you is the cutest and sweetest thing ever, especially if they put their head on your neck, chest or belly. However, when they’re fast asleep, you suddenly need to go to the bathroom and have to hold it, because you don’t want to disrupt them sleeping.

• They will never judge you

Your dogs love you no matter how you look, no matter what you wear (fully clothed or not) and no matter what you do. They’ll give you unconditional love and will always be by your side, even though they can’t understand everything you tell them or do, they will do anything to make you happy. - Supplied

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