Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pet Parents Say the Darnedest Things

   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.
   I am excited to be sharing the wacky things pet parents say to their dogs with my good friend Carol Bryant from Fidose of Reality. Drop by her site and enjoy some more fun!
We are joining our BlogPaws™ friends for
Wordless Wednesday's blog hop.


48 comments :

  1. This is fantastic - and hahahahaha I can so relate to these, Melissa. I love writing with you. And yes, we are eternal napkins to a dog. Classic images here, too.

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  2. BOL, this is great!!! My measurements are mens large for shirts and a boys size 8 for pants! Bahahaha!!!

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  3. Yes!! I'm always talking to the pugs!! Lol

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  4. I can absolutely relate to all of these! I love the"I was just talking to the dog" since we say that A LOT in our household. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh! I can relate to every one of them! And, I agree that my dogs could ace a spelling test! Love this post!!!

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  6. Yes, those words are spoken around here and often. I go everywhere with my pawrents - but when they are planning events for South Suburban Chihuahua, they always ask if they are dog friendly events...

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  7. OMD, our mom totally understands what you're talkin' about☺

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  8. Mom talks to us all the time. I'm sure a lot of folks think she is odd, but we are so used to it, it seems totally normal!

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  9. This is great! I have said them all. I like #3 because when I see a cute shirt or outfit, I wonder if it would fit Miss Edie ;)

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  10. the "talking with the dog"-moments are always the best... I called "mouse-berry" yesterday and I was surprised as my husband came... and there I was with a dogs sausage in my hand :o)

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  11. Before I got Hershey I'd never uttered the phrase "stop licking the sofa," now, it seems to be a weekly occurrence.
    www.smoredogs.com

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  12. BOL! My very favorite is, "Who's the prettiest of the prettys?"
    nose nudges
    Olivia

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  13. I find it amazing the 13 year old can pretend to be deaf, but say cookie and he can hear that word from the far reaches of the yard.

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  14. Funny! When mom walks us she talks out loud to us and has long conversations
    Lily & Edward

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  15. We are the "kids" at our house. Mom talks to us all the time
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  16. Great post! I for sure have found myself saying all these things at one time or another.

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  17. Oh yeah! You more than Dexter's folks they're really weird! Love Dolly

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  18. Aw, this is such a cute post. I always say I'm talking to the dog...life of a pet parent :)

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  19. My husband and I are guilty of the "I was talking to the cat" line, and the "Is that Sophie snot/boogers?" in reference to a greenish brown dried spot on the couch/rug/comforter/my hair!!! lol

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  20. MOL ! We can relate many of them ! Our favorite are #1 and #10. Purrs

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  21. This is a great post, I can relate to many of them, but that first one is so common at my house!

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  22. HA am laughing here so much over this, I sit in the park and when Layla wants to go home she lies like a muppet in the middle of the pathway facing the exit BOL, and I will say to my friends every time Madam wants to go H O M E and we all laugh

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  23. Oh my goodness! So much yes!! I also hear myself saying (a lot) WHO FARTED?! No one has fessed up yet! Great post!

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  24. So funny! We have at least 5 pet parents say "This is like dropping the kids off at the daycare" when they drop their pets off at the grooming salon. Love this! :)

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  25. So funny! I definitely do say some of these things (just the kitty version). I talk to Manna all of the time. She understands quite a lot more than people think! :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  26. A bunch of these are on Mama's daily list of things she says!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  27. SHE's been on that bus! Always, making strange comments about the dogs...especially living in Blogville. Luckily, HER friends and family KNOW SHE's nuts.

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  28. HAHA I always tell my husband "I was talking to the dog"

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  29. Too funny! I have done #1 more times than I can count. Sometimes, I'd rather talk to the cats than my husband! ~Island Cat Mom

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  30. Hahaha, I love it! #1 and #8 are the most heard around here. The thrill is definitely gone around here!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  31. We know our pawrents are guilty of many of those except we don't slobber much.

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  32. Oh, so so true. I love that you managed to find a basset-hound shaped Superman shirt, is that for dogs or kids?

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  33. So funny!! Oh my goodness I say crazy things all the time. We spell puppy park and I love talking to Cocoa.

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  34. Love! My favorite one is when we say, how was their poop today? ;)

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  35. Oh yeah, those do sound strangely familiar! :)

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  36. Of course we talk to the cats!!!!

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  37. OMD! 2, 5, 8, & 10 constantly!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  38. Numbers 1 and 10 absolutely, but....Dakota can spell!!! DakotasDen

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  39. The big one in our house "Why are you on the table?" "Is the table your personal napping spot?" Yeah no joke. . . Tabletop Memphis loves to jump on the table. When she does it when friends are over . . . they think we are crazy!

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  40. Bwahaha! And very timely. I've been pushing Liam the pug around in a stroller lately, since he hurt his back and can't go for long walks right now. I can't tell you how many people have roared up to us, hoping to see a human baby. And oh, the looks they give me when they see a slobbery pug inside!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  41. I love this! This is so true! I tell Rooney when I leave the house, "Have a good Rooney day!" and then when I get home I ask him how his day was, if he took any naps, etc. LOL.

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  42. Hahaha...love your 'discussions.' I think all us pawrents talk to our pups-sometimes they are the only ones to pay attention to us! :)

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