Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A dog person and proud

A dog person and proud

Newsflash - dogs are AWESOME. If you fall into half of the population who can’t get enough of our waggy tailed, moulting, ditch diving, food stealing partners in crime, you’ll agree that having a dog drastically improves your life.

I’m one of those who demands facetime with my dog when I go on holiday. I remember going to university and being absolutely distraught with fear that he’d forget who I was. I should be so lucky – the first Christmas I came home he slept on my bed.

A dog person and proud

Ever since we picked him up back in 2001 he’s been a part of the family that people without dogs just don’t understand. He knows when you’re talking about him, he knows the difference between hall and kitchen, knows that the Archers music means almost time for a “W”, and he knows the sound of Sunday plate scrapings can only be a Good Thing. He is a GENIUS. 

My dog is so amazing he actually intervenes when one of us sounds angry or upset. He woofs in my face, friends – that is empathy!

I’ve also been lucky enough to get to know another furry character – Alfie the collie. He’s very different to my daft Labrador, but no less cuddly. My auntie also breeds Basset Hounds, which is officially the best time of the year.

A dog person and proud
A dog person and proud
A dog person and proud
All of these photos are either by me or my very talented dad.

Now some might say it’s not really love, that it’s just a pack mentality and that actually, a boisterous lick on the face is a sign of submission – but I defy you to tell that to Rufus.

Argos Pet Insurance got in touch to see which category I fell into, and I am proud to be a dog person because I think dogs can teach us a lot about life. Upbringing permitted, there is no reason why a dog won’t like you the first time he meets you. It’s that instant interest and happy demeanour that just warms my heart. I can’t even watch a guide dog advert on TV without bawling my eyes out from the cuteness. Pathetic, yet understandable.

A dog person and proud
Puppy > Baby, every time.

Are you a dog person, a cat person, or a baby person? (They're all mutually exclusive obvs.)

8 comments:

  1. Aw your doggies are soooo cute! As soon as I finish Uni and move out from home I'm getting a Husky, I've wanted one for years!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. Well I obviously have to say dogs are the best. It's a fact and nobody can argue otherwise. Cats just don't love you in the same way and children are cheeky. Teen Claire = so adorable!

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  3. Well I'm surely a dog person, those I wasn't always. I really didn't care for dogs until I met Hollie's, when we first started dating. I loved her so much and we had some ace fun together. Now I'm a fan for life. Cuto photos, some good'uns.

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  4. I am a dog person for sure! I am getting all swoony at these pictures <3

    Maria xxx

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  5. Ohhhh I just want to rub all of their bellies!! I am a dog person for sure, though I'd love to just be able to home every animal under the sun. I think it all comes from my nanna, and her mad obsession with AAALL the animals; who when she was my age saw a donkey in a farmers field that was about to be put down, so she marched over to the farmer, took the donkey....and waited for her mum to arrive home to said donkey in the living room, eating the couch. But hey, pet donkey right? x

    The Little Things

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  6. Ohhh wow they're so cuuuute! I think I'm a little bit more of a dog person, they're just so snuggly! But at the moment, being young and not interested in too many responsibilities I'd rather a cat! A dog can wait until I'm ready to settle! Or my parents should get one haha xo
    amber love

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  7. I am a huuuuge dog lover and can't imagine my life without a dog by my side. My family has always had labradors (we have 3 at the moment!) and I count them as best friends. I find that dogs can empathise so well and are really tuned into our emotional states. I bought a car harness for our youngest pup and I now take her on countryside walks every week; she loves it! Seeing her happy and having fun always puts a smile on my face ♥

    peppanip // an art and lifestyle blog

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