What No One Tells You About Being A Dog Mom

Friday, July 10, 2020

Being a dog mom of 4 can be entertaining, exhausting, and totally worth it so today I wanted to share some of the things I've learned from being a dog mom that no one ever really warned me about.  I am sure many of you can relate.

You will have stains.

They may be on the floor, on the couch, or in the bed but there will be plenty of them.  Some will be from obsessive licking, some from accidents, and some from dirty paws.  You'll learn to love brown colored bedding and furniture because it hides the evidence of pets best. 

Fur is your friend.
You will eat fur, and plenty of it.  You'll inhale it, get it in your eye, have it stuck in your bra, and you'll forever find little tumbleweeds of fur behind the couch. You'll see it in a pot of pasta you're boiling and you'll get to the point where you shrug your shoulders and say Oh Well!

Vet bills will add up.
Always save money each paycheck to set aside for your dogs.  Because the second you don't have the money is when an emergency visit will be needed.  You'll go through plenty of tears and fears when you think things are worse than they are but you'll be relieved to not have money as a contributing factor to your stress at the emergency vet.  Also, you'll realize that you don't care if you go broke because your dog is worth it. 

You can tell a dog’s personality.
You begin to see through the different layers and can assess a dog’s mood and temperament at a glance. So, when you spot a Great Dane PitBull Mix running outside with an owner, you understand that being vocal is a characteristic of their hyper-awareness. Because this knowledge becomes second nature, you also know how to approach unknown dogs safely, which is great for keeping both you and your pet safe!

You will talk funny. 
You may have a voice for your dog or maybe a voice you use to speak to them.  It will be weird and one day a neighbor will look at you funny when they hear you use it. But that doesn't matter because your dog knows and loves it so keep it up. 

You will have a fulfilled heart. 
Nothing can love you like your dog.  It's completely pure and unconditional at all times.   

You will feel heartbreak.
Unfortunately the price you ay to have such a love is that it can't last forever, but I promise you it's worth it. 

People won't understand.
People will laugh at the way we prioritize our dogs but that's their issue, not yours.  When you're a dog mom, you KNOW what it's like.  Let them look at you funny when you tell them you spent $80 at the groomer for anal glands and a full groom.  It's their loss. 

Seriously I wouldn't trade the dog mom life for anything.

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