by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)
To some people, a dog is just a dog. He’s man’s best friend, but he’s still a dog. To others, and you know who you are, your dog is your baby, your child, your savior, your #1 companion.
And you know just how to treat him like the special dog he is, although others might think you spoil him.
How to tell? Take a look at these:
Your Dog Is Spoiled If…
… you cancel your business trip because your pup threw up… once.
… your dog is in your annual formal family portrait, and you schedule the appointment for the sitting to be after his nap time.
… you have a doggie cam set up at home so you can watch your little snuggly-wuggly play with the pet sitter while you’re at work.
… you spend as much time shopping for your dog’s house as you did your own house.
… your poochy has her own Christmas gift list and you email it to your extended family just in case they want to know what to get her.
… you plan your vacation around hotel destinations that allow dogs in the room, and preferably have a doggy daycare and spa. P.S. These rooms that allow dogs are not old skanky smoking-used-to-be-allowed rooms.
… you don’t make a big life decision until after you’ve had a heart-to-heart with your #1 companion. After all, she really knows how to listen to you.
… you buy Precious an outfit because it looks just like yours!
… your mailbox is constantly full of dog supply catalogs and they know you by name when you call to place an order.
… you made one of those calendars with your photographs and each month features a different picture of your handsome 4-legged friend.
… you’ve taken a class in dog grooming just so you could discuss exactly what you want and expect when you take her to the groomer’s.
… you go to great pains to set up a doggie obstacle course in your basement so she has something to do when she’s bored.
… you provide the pet sitter, whom you’ve been using for 2 years now, with a detailed 4 page note before you leave town for the weekend.
Sooo…. maybe your dog is spoiled a wee bit? As long as he is safe, healthy, and happy, and you are happy, does it really matter? If all is okay, then go ahead and spoil him!
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