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9 Daily Struggles Of Dog Parents Everywhere

9 Daily Struggles Of Dog Parents Everywhere

Sure, having a dog is a wonderful, incredible, life-affirming thing. But it’s also a lot of work. This is a job that sometimes requires you be up-all-night, to obsess all day, to cancel plans at the drop of a hat. It’s the best thing you’ll ever do, but it’s far from easy.

1. You are always on cuddle call.

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Don’t want to be touched? Too bad. You’re about to get pawed.

2. You will sometimes fear you may overheat from said cuddle call, but you must endure.

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Because your pup turns into a hot pocket right away. Great for winter. Not so ideal for summer.

3. Your cuticles will sometimes ache from scratching your pooch too much.

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Rover needs scratches and you need a manicure. Time to book that appointment.

4. You will agonize over choosing just the right toys.

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Anything less than perfection simply isn’t good enough for your favorite dog in the world. Now what won’t he shred in five seconds…

5. And choosing the perfect costume.

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Style counts and Facebook photos are forever.

6. Walking makes your gym membership pretty pointless.

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Were you really going to lift weights, anyway?

7. Dealing with strangers’ small talk about how precious your pup is.

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OK, yeah, we know. *eye roll* Is that a text? Excuse me, I need to talk to my mother-in-law now.

8. You always know that someone is at home, missing you. 

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Oh, to be loved and remembered! As long as he doesn’t eat the sofa while you’re out.

9. Picking up poops big and small. 

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Sometimes they’re so massive it doesn’t really make sense.

Featured Image via smerikal / Flickr

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