There comes a time in every pet lover’s life when you have to ask yourself, “Is it possible that I need to
interact with humans more often?” If you’ve ever wondered if you spend too much time home
alone with Fluffy or Fido, here’s a checklist to make that determination:
- You look over to the pillow next to you and ask your pet if he thinks it’s time to get up yet.
- Before you get dressed you pull out a couple of outfits and ask your pet, “Do these jeans make my butt look fat?”
- You greet visitors with a belly rub rather than a hello.
- You’ve stopped talking back to the television and ask your pet, “Can you believe Snookie just said that?”
- When friends ask how old your dog is you say, “Oh, she’s 37 months old.” And you can – and will – let them know not only the date and time she was born, but her weight and length as well.
- Your dog sits in a chair at the opposite end of the dinner table for all of the meals and you keep up a running commentary about the news topics of the day.
- Your social and/or dating calendar revolves around your pet. There are simply times when she seems out of sorts so you cancel dates.
- Your dog’s wardrobe is more extensive than your own.
- When you talk about “Sam” with new acquaintances, it takes them a while to realize Sam is a four-legged companion, not a two-legged one.
- Your dogs’ birthday parties more elaborate than the ones you’d planned for your children.
I will admit that a couple of the items in the top ten jump out at me for reasons I should get out of the house more, but thenHenrietta is not seeming herself today so I can run those errands tomorrow, right?