...all your magazine subscriptions have animals on the cover.
...your dishwasher always has atleast one pet dish in it.
...the word 'bitch' is not a potty word in your home.
...your vet gives you Christmas presents.
...the manager of your local Pet Supermarket knows you by your first name.
...you try to wear clothing that will blend with your pet's hair.
...you never sleep alone.
...you make more trips to the groomer than to the barber/beautician.
...you are more interested in the ingredients of your pet's food than your own dinner.
...you sign your correspondence with your pet's name.
...you get a babysitter for your kids but take your pet with you.
...you sit down and know something is missing if either your lap is empty or your feet get cold.
...you've ever felt sorry for people who don't have a special critter friend.
...you insist on correcting people who mis-pronounce your pet's name.
...you don't freak at the sight of pig ears or cow hoofs lying around your home.
...your pet dresses better than you do. (submitted by Heather Smith :-)
...your pet has more beauty supplies than you do. (another Heather Smith contribution...thanks Heather!)
...you always check your chairs, sofa, etc... for pet toys before you sit down.
...in your living room is furniture just for your pet.
...you look forward to the slobbery kisses from your dog when you come home from work.....(these last thress submitted by Teresa Spratt, thanks Teresa!)
.. you have a special site dedicated to your pet with tons of pictures.(submitted by-Kristin age 12, thanx Kristin!)
..You hesitate to call home and leave a message on your own answering machine for fear your pet will hear your voice and become distraight that you are not home.)
..You find yourself pulling pictures of your pets out of your wallet when others are showing pictures of their kids)
..You watch only "animal kingdom" programs on cable television)
.. Frosty Paws (frozen dog dairy treat) has replaced low-fat ice-cream in your freezer)
..You play holiday cassette music featuring only "singing dogs" with Jingles Bells topping your favorite tune)
..You think the term "going to the dogs" is a compliment)
..You decorate holiday stockings with the names of your pets and then wrap the contents so they'll be surprised on Christmas day. (these last seven submitted by Lari Ann Harris, thanx Lari!)
..You match your throw rug colors when you pick them out, to match the color of the biggest dog in your family home (also the biggest shedder!)......Sylvia Harris(thanx Sylvia!)
..if you buy more pet food than people food. (thanx Mike!)
... when you get home, you greet your dog first ... then your husband. [And HE is a true animal lover if he doesn't object -- and does the same when he comes home!]
... you sign even your e-mail with your dog's name.(thanx Ann & Henna of NYC for these last two!)
...you have a king size bed and the dogs give you 12" and your husband takes the rest. (This one from Vicki Hightshue and her critters :-)
...if you are known only through your dog ... "Julie who?... oh, Julie with Buffy"...instead of by mate, close friend etc. (This one compliments of Julie Kovac, thanx Juls!)
...the back seat of you car contains dog toys and the windows are full of nose prints....('m searching for the name of this contributor!)
...You pick out your new linoleum for the kitchen based on how well it will hold up to dogs toenails skidding after thier toys. (submitted by Rinette Babine, Thanx!)
...You would rather make homemade biscuits for your baby (puppy) than to give him those store bought ones..*s* (this one and the next 2 submitted by Beverly S. Thanks Beverly!)
...When you don't have kids to speak on the answering machine...your animals will do.
...When they say its time to turn off the lights.. you finish watching tv in the dark.
...your animal has more toys than your children. (Thanks to Mark Yates for this one.)
...you decorate your home more for "cat friendly" rather than sylish.
...you have no problem with the kitties sleeping in the clean laundry.
...the colors black or white are completely eliminated from your wardrobe.
...you carry tape in your purse and car for de-hairing clothes before meeting with "other" people.
...when visiting friends, you focus more attention on their pet than them.
...the first 5 "rules of the house" for guests regard the animals' comfort/safety.
...houseguests are welcome to bring their pets but not their kids.
...you can't fall asleep w/o purring.
...the house is messy if it's your stuff strewn all over but it's OK if it's all cat toys.
...the cat takes your favorite seat so you sit elsewhere and strain to see the tv.
...you stop channel surfing when the cat's ears perk up and starts watching. (Thanks to Lisa and Peanut, Angel, Bitsy, Dopey, Louise, Figgy and Muffin for these last 11 submissions.....sounds like a fun household to me ;-)
...These next 6 are from Karen...Thanks Karen! your pet has better health insurance than you you buy a car/truck to meet the needs of your dog/cat you have a birthday party for your pet your pet gets more birthday cards then you do you won't date someone your pet dislikes you demand custody of the pet in the divorce settlement
...you have doggie stairs by each of your beds so the little fellow can get onto the bed whenever he wants - even if you aren't there to lift him up. (submitted by Nikky, thanx!!!!)
These next 3 from by Tony Rose and Linda Goldberg....Thanks!
...Your house is Amuck when you get home... yet; you simply say, "This is another catastrophe" and smile
...When the fun of your life is: playing referee for your two male cats that are tooth and claw fighting!
...When you find yourself buying and reading more animal books than cookbooks!
...You don't think it is strange to brush your cat's/dog's teeth regularly.
...When you spend more on cat litter than you do on toilet paper. These last two submissions are from Roseanne Greer, Thanks Roseanne!
...You can answer "Absolutly!" to the question "Has your dog had all of his shots?", but when the school nurse asks the same thing about your kids you realise you have no clue. Submitted by Jennifer from Colorado. Thanks Jennifer!
...that wonderful chair you bought is REALLY an $800 dog bed...(submmitted by delyoc, thanks!)
* you know your customer number by heart when ordering pet supplies, but can't remember your cell phone number * you have all the latest dog toys before your local pet store does * you are on a first-name basis with the folks at Febreeze * if social invitations do not include your dogs, you decline * you will take a job for less pay if you are allowed to bring your dogs to work * your pets are you reason for getting up in the morning Submitted by Sandye King - 4H Pets & SMall Animals Leader
When you "hold it" for hours because the cat is asleep and comfy on your lap.
When you sleep on the couch rather than disturb the three cats sprawled out on your side of the bed.
(these last two submitted by Amy Bills whose husband just shakes his head and laughs :-)
You carry a diaper bag and front pack everywhere you go, but your's contains food, water, clothes, toys, and anything else your toy poodle may need for the day.....submitted by Dawna and her forever doggie soulmate, Rusty. Thanks Donna.