We love our darling pets but when is that affection too much? Here are four warning signs that things might be a little over the top.
4. They like water from the Brita Filter.
It’s true, my dogs don’t drink water when it’s been left outside. They like it fresh, from the Brita Jug…with ice cubes in it. They’re delicate dogginess do not like sullied water.
3. They have more accessories than a Hollywood Diva.
I can’t count the number of leashes, harnesses, collars, booties, coats and soothing blankets that they have. Even after getting rid of a ton of them during our move, the doggies have more wardrobe choices than I do.
Just on leashes alone we have some that stop them from pulling, some that glow in the dark, some with gender-matching designs, some with their names, some for two dogs, some super-wide for comfort…It boggles the mind.
2. When we chose a house, the size of the yard was the number one issue.
We can say that we chose our house because it’s near the lake and it’s a bungalow but the real reason was the yard. It’s huge, all fenced for the safety of our pooches and has views of neighbours with other doggies and roads to keep them entertained. Even better, it contains massive boulders that we moved at great expense so that our dogs could run and play hide and seek around them.
1. They eat better than their owners.
Okay, this is the top of the list for good reason. My doggies have tasted Brie cheese, pate and filet mignon. Worse, I bought them salmon when I saw it on sale because I thought they’d like the taste (they did). They also have a soft spot for blueberries, especially frozen ones in the summer and specially in their water.
It might sound a trifle over the top but the truth is our dogs are faithful companions who work hard to earn their keep…