Monday, May 21, 2007

You're A Dog Person If...

  • You have a kiddie wading pool in the yard, but no small children.

  • You have baby gates permanently installed around the house, but no babies.

  • You talk about your dog the way other people talk about their kid.

  • You sign and send birthday/anniversary/Christmas cards from your dog.

  • You put an extra blanket on the bed so your dog can be comfortable.

  • You only go to the supermarket when you need dog food or treats. Then you buy food for yourself as well.

  • You go to the pet store on Saturdays because it's one place you can take your dog inside, and your dog loves to go with you.

  • You and the dog come down with something like flu on the same day. Your dog sees the vet while you settle for an over-the-counter remedy from the drugstore.

  • Your dog is getting older and arthritic, so you go buy stairs or lumber and build stairs so she can climb onto the bed by herself.

  • You are the only person outdoors in the pouring rain because your dog needs a walk.

  • You don't go to happy hours with co-workers any more because you need to go home and see your dog.

  • You like people who like your dog. You despise people who don't.

  • You carry pictures of your dog in your wallet instead of pictures of your parents, siblings, significant other, or anyone else remotely human.

  • Your dog is the star of your World Wide Web site!

  • You have dog hair stuck on tape on wrapped gifts.

  • You cringe at the price of food in the grocery store but think nothing of the cost of dog food or treats.