Getting a dog is a very exciting process. Your brain is filled with day dreams of your future dog and you, bouncing through fields of daisies together, like some sweet indie flick.
However the reality is slightly less movie-like. Here’s a more realistic interpretation of life with a cutie patootie pooch.
Expectation: Your new pup is going to be a genius that comes with a pre-packaged knowledge of tricks and commands, and can basically read your mind.
Reality: This will be your pup when you give him a command.
Expectation: Your dog is going to dutifully eat out of his spanking new, expensive, and very cool looking doggy bowl.
Reality: Your dog will eat everything from everywhere, bowl or no bowl.
Expectation: Your dog will make doo doo when you take him out for his walk.
Reality: Your dog will want to go out in the middle of the night and will not hesitate to wake you up in the most inconvenient way possible.
Expectation: Your dog will sleep in her cute little, expensive, couture doggy bed, like the princess she is.
Reality: She will slum it with you on your bed. And hog all the space and the covers.
Expectation: Your dog will patiently wait for you to get home from work every night.
Reality: Your dog will restlessly wait for you to get home from work every night.
Expectation: Your dog will love you unconditionally with all he’s got.
Reality: Your dog will love you unconditionally with all he’s got.
So, what are you waiting for? Go find your unconditional love in a dog!! NOW!