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Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:38 AM

35 Weird Things Every Dog Owner Has Secretly Done




1. Call your dog by a nickname more often than you use their actual name.

2. Have several varieties of that nickname that get weirder and weirder as time goes on.

3. Make up songs about your dog.

4. Or put their name into songs that are already popular.

5. Lie on the floor to see what they would do if you fainted.

6. Feel disappointed if they don’t do anything.

7. Do a photoshoot of your dog every time they fall asleep.

8. Hold their paws because the paw pads are all squidgy.

9. Stare at them and wonder what they’re thinking.

10. Like if they KNOW you’re their owner.

11. And whether they like you.

12. Say their name in different voices to see how they react.


More at link

https://www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/jasminnahar/weird-things-all-dog-owners-secretly-do

I definitely do #1, #9 and #10, tho I think of myself as her mom, not her owner. She knows me as "mom."



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Reply 35 Weird Things Every Dog Owner Has Secretly Done (Original post)
Duppers Aug 2017 OP
MLAA Aug 2017 #1
RKP5637 Aug 2017 #2
Duppers Aug 2017 #3
Bladewire Aug 2017 #4
Solly Mack Aug 2017 #5
kchamberlin25 Aug 2017 #6
Duppers Aug 2017 #7
pat_k Aug 2017 #8
Duppers Aug 2017 #9
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #11
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2017 #10
sinkingfeeling Aug 2017 #12
irisblue Aug 2017 #13
radical noodle Aug 2017 #14

Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:47 AM

1. Yeah, I am a secret #8er 😳🐶🐱

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:51 AM

2. Yep! I've done most of those! To my cat too! n/t

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 01:58 AM

3. Yep, me too.

But I was going to keep it a secret.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 02:29 AM

4. Damn you cought me

 

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 03:23 AM

5. Never done #5, so #6 wouldn't apply.

Don't do # 7. Prefer mine awake.

I call my dogs by their full name when I am upset with them. Just like my momma did to me.

No on #14.

No on # 16. Mine wear t-shirts and hoodies. Only naked if they have nothing on - like everyone else. 2 dogs enjoy wearing clothes. 1 loves it to the point I call him my little fashion hound. 1 dog hates it. Truly hates clothing, so he's my little nudist. I still make him wear shirts when winter is bad. After a while, he forgets he's wearing a shirt.

I say Gesundheit and not bless you to everyone who sneezes.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:22 AM

6. My dog's name is Bridgette

I call her B-Dawg!

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Response to kchamberlin25 (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:36 AM

7. My kid's name is Missy.

But most of the time we call her Mimi, which sounds a bit delicate and feminine for a huge 112 lb Lab. We call her Missy when we're being very serious with her.

And the name reminds me a bit of her foster mom DUer MiniMe.

We call her Baby too. I also call other sweet dogs we meet "baby" but Mimi gets so jealous! "Mom, I'M YOUR BABY!" She doesn't yet know that she going to have a brother "baby."
She'll just have to share the attention.



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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 04:49 AM

8. Remember important milestones in your dogs life better than you remember your own.

24. Avoid getting up to do something because it would mean your dog has to move from their comfy position.

25. Ask to be put on the phone to your dog when you're away from them.

31. And talk to them in a baby voice that you’d be embarrassed if anyone else ever heard.

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Response to pat_k (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 05:07 AM

9. #25

Our Vet's tech once asked if we'd like to talk to her! Sure, of course!

I "baby-talk" to her all the time, unless she's ignoring me, and do so around everyone. Actually, I "baby-talk" to all critters because I love them all. Snakes and reptiles are excluded - didn't like my son's iguana at all.

Edited to say we have little blue-tailed skink families around our home and I love to watch those little critters. And I don't mind the big black snake that lives in our side brush.
We think he keeps the water moccasins from coming up into our yard. We live on water and have seen those scary things.



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Response to pat_k (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:08 AM

11. I have definitely done all of those

When I was away, the children of a relative laughed at me after hearing me talking to my dog on the phone.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 07:03 AM

10. Oh boy, I do several of those

And I take pix of him while he's sleeping - or in the car when he's distracted - since he hates having his picture taken.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 08:35 AM

12. I've done every one except #23.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

13. 1, 3 , 4 , 8, 9

16, 17, 18, 19, 20(! juvenile), 22(butt ruff on the black east side dogs), 23, 25 , 30, 33, 34, 35.
yep embarrassingly me

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Aug 21, 2017, 12:49 PM

14. Cat owners do some of these things too

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