Tell me – Am I addicted to my dogs? This inquiring mind needs to know…
HERE’S WHY I ASK –
Doodle Dad and I were leaving an event last week. We knew Jaxson’s paws were probably crossed waiting for us to come home. #pottytime
As we said our goodbyes, making our way to the door, I walked by two people (whom I know) and overheard them laughing.
They were laughing at me #horror
Apparently they found humor in joking about the way I treat the Boys. #cutmedeep
While the comments weren’t intentionally mean spirited – they weren’t flattering. #Ihavefeelingstoo
Once they realized I heard them, their awkward cover-up and apologies didn’t ease the pain either. #knifesharp
It reminded me of my days in grade school. When a group of girls would huddle in a locker room corner giggling and pointing their fingers in my direction. #takemeawaycalgon
I chose the word “addicted” for this title because of its multiple definition.
While the majority associate it with negative connotations like –
- obsessed with
- fixated on
- fanatical about
It also means –
- devoted to
- dedicated to
- passionate about
I’ve always seen myself as the “latter.”
BUT THEN I WONDERED –
Do I need time in a quiet room, on a chaise lounge, with a man sitting next to me wearing a polo shirt, wide rim glasses, holding a yellow legal pad and a#2 pencil? #DrPhil
Just how emotionally attached am I to my Doods?…
ACCORDING TO PSYCHOLOGY TODAY –
No relationship that humans have is quite like the attachment we form to non-humans.
When I “enlisted” for the role of Doodle Mom, I was ready for the job. I knew their health, welfare, and well being would be my responsibility. #Imcoolwiththat
People often talk about pets as being family members, friends, surrogate siblings or being “like children” in their vulnerability and dependence on us for their care and welfare. Veterinary Expert
Couple that with blogging about their adventures only strengthens the degree of time spent – along with the bond that we have.
Can’t have adventures if we’re not together right?…
After that evening, I realized –
- I do have a life outside of Harley & Jaxson.
- I do have human friends. #abunch
Pawhaps these people never bonded with an animal, so it’s hard for them to understand. #Iforgiveyou
Eventually I will move past this and find humor in the whole thing, but it will take some time. #stillbruised
For now though, I will sit right here – writing to you – sandwiched between two fluffy bundles of love…
Tell me – do you think you’re “addicted” #inagoodway to your dog?
If so – #welcometomyworld❤️
Show some love this weekend AND thanks for sharing us with your friends