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You Know You’re a Dog Owner When…Part 2

Last week I wrote about how often I find myself laughing about things that happen to me during the day where I think, “This could only happen to a dog owner.” It prompted me to ask my pet-loving friends to finish this statement: “You know you’re a dog owner when…” and I posted their responses in a post last week. (View Part 1)

We ended up posting the question on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well and received an outpouring of responses! I guess it’s not just me that knows how unique it can feel to be a dog owner! We couldn’t resist sharing more of these funny and 100% accurate responses. I hope you can nod in agreement with these just like I did.

You know you’re a dog owner when…

… you have a twitter account in their name.

… hair in your food doesn’t gross you out.

Dog Sleeping in Bed… you sleep half the night twisted like a pretzel because the DOG is comfortable.

… you cook good, healthy food for your dogs but not for your husband.

… you forget to bring the camera to your nephew’s third birthday party but never forget to bring it to the dog park.

… the back seat of the SUV has a protective cover, there are harnesses and leashes under the seat, and treats in the glove compartment along with vet records.

… you find yourself getting up at 4:45 in the morning to walk the pup before you go to work and you love your sleep. You just love your pup more!

… you’ve tried their food out of curiosity.

… you catch puke in your hands if your pet gets car sick.

Dog with toys… your pet has more toys than you ever did as a child.

… you have emergency contact information regarding your pet on the back of your driver’s license in case you are in an accident and not able to tell anyone about your animal.

… you use your cell phone to try and see poop in the dark to pick it up.

What do you think? Can you relate?

About Heather @FamilyAndFur

Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

12 Responses to You Know You’re a Dog Owner When…Part 2

  1. Rachel Moffat says:

    You know you’re a dog owner when…

    …it’s commonplace to have “quality/quantity” stool discussions with friends.

    …you surreptitiously grab the unwanted produce bags left in grocery carts and stuff them in your pocket for later use.

    …you have extended health coverage for your dogs, but not yourself.

    …you’ve given up on the dream of a beautiful new couch because the dogs’ scratching would make it look terrible in a few months anyway.

  2. Heather says:

    Rachel, I love your additions!! I ALWAYS pick up extra plastic bags when I can, and my family members even save bags for me!

  3. Chelsea Weiman says:

    …you ask guests not to sit on that part of the sofa because that is “his” spot.

  4. Chris says:

    When you pay for the 3,000 MRI just to confirm the diagnosis, because your dog’s health is first priority and you can always use pots and pans to catch the water leaking through the roof.

    When you buy a camper with AC and Heat so your dogs will be comfortable at agility trials but there isn’t room for you in there with all the crates.

  5. …..when every single pair of pants you own have a plastic bag in the back pockets

    …..when you have a blog for your dog

    …..when you spend more time trolling dog websites than porn sites

    …..when your friends bring up something funny their kid did, and you bring up something funny your dog did

  6. Lilian Fisk says:

    Your dog’s grooming is more frequent and costs more than your own haircuts.

  7. Lisa says:

    ….when people you don’t know well think you are telling a story about your human child only to find out it’s your furry child>

  8. Jenny says:

    My Lilly has her own Facebook account and as far as sleeping like a pretzel so she can be comfy my hubby knows the feeling. My Lilly likes to sleep on Daddys side, so last night being exhausted she “nested” on his pillow to sleep while he curled up farther down as to not disturb her…and he’s the one getting up at 5:30 am for work.

  9. Carol says:

    when you find yourself spelling every word that has a “k” in it because it sets your dog in a tizzy due to the fact that all his fave stuff have “K”s in the words…turkey, chicken, walk, park..just to name a few.

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