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Are You a Crazy Cat/Dog Person?

Petra birthday cakeThe way we interact with our pets may seem like nothing out of the ordinary, but come off as a little kooky to the outsider or non-pet owner. These actions range from simply talking to our pets, all the way to keeping a specialized wardrobe of clothing, complete with matching hats and shoes.

Personally, my dog sleeps on a cozy stack of two cushy pet beds, beneath a blanket that I handmade for her. She also gets the occasional home-baked dog treat.

Our social community shared some of their behaviors that may cause the outsider to think of them as a crazy pet person:

  • I like to coordinate Halloween costumes with my dog.
  • My dog Dixie, when she was alive, she started having bladder issues after I first got married and moved out. So my mom would bring me tap water in water jugs from her house because it seemed to help. We loved her a lot and miss her Sheltie face!!
  • In winter he has booties so his feet don’t get cold and wet. And for sure he has a winter parka he wears with a fur hood. If he could sleep in it, he would. he loves it. And don’t forget the scarf!
  • Working at an animal hospital that deals with rescues and just want to take every single one of them home! I have a dog and a cat and came home with another adopted dog one day, husband was hardly thrilled. I show him “free” ads on kijiji and tell him we need to bring them all home..he thinks I’m crazy.
  • Archie has more clothes than I do! His favorite are his onesies that mom cut the bottom off so he has a comfortable tee to wear around the house. He also has pj’s for the winter.
  • We started with one rescued GSD…..then I started volunteering with my local GSD Rescue. Now we proudly have 3 rescue GSD’s….they are my babies.

What are some of your habits that you’d add to this list?

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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