As pet parents, we occasionally say things that only other pet parents can understand. Everyone else thinks we are a little strange.
Have you ever found yourself saying these things?
1. “I was talking to the dog.”
This conversation happens several times each day between me and my husband. Question: “What did you say?” Response: “Nothing, I was talking to the dog.”
2. “Is this a dog-friendly event?”
It is our version of “Are the kids invited?” If the answer is “no” pet parents usually choose to stay home with the ones who really ‘get them’ a.k.a. the dogs.
3. “Do you have that shirt in a 28” chest with 3” sleeves?”
Dressing your pet is a hot-button issue. My dogs don’t mind and I love putting them in cute things. Finding clothes that fit the debonair Basset can be a challenge.
4. “Is that dried slobber?”
We already know the answer is “yes” but how did it end up on the ceiling?
5. “What are you rolling in?”
We have all been there; a freshly bathed and groomed dog on its first trip outside will inevitably find the stinkiest stink in the yard and roll in it.
6. “Company is coming. I have to wash the sheets.”
This is not a reference to overnight guests. I am talking about the sheets that we all use to cover the couches.
7. “Are you wiping something on me?”
I know that a dog’s perspective is different from ours, but how do we look like a ginormous napkin to them?
8. Do you want to go outside? Do you want to come back inside?
It is so exciting when our pups learn to signal when they need to go outside. After 257 times each day, the thrill is gone.
9. “Can your dog come to my dog’s birthday paw-ty?”
Admit to buying invitations, plates, and decorations for your pet’s birthday, Gotcha Day or graduations. Try to resist renting a bouncy house, though. They don’t usually work out well.
10. OMD! Spell it or the dog will know what you are saying!”
Pet parents spell words such as w-a-l-k, F-r-i-s-b-e-e, o-u-t-s-i-d-e, t-r-e-a-t and most importantly; v-e-t. Warning: dogs can spell.
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