We’re all continually growing and maturing whether we want to or not. Science says our brains completely regenerate new brain cells every year! I fully thought my horrible decisions in high school were rational and safe as can be. Wrong! So how can we tell your age based on how you take care of a pup? Here at Digital Doggy Daily, we know all.
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Age 10-14: You adore your dog but your mom FORCES you to take him on walks. You get so unbelievably bored on walks. Why does your dog even need to go on walks? Your mom is always nagging you about your dog. She’s so annoying. Your dog is fun but you sometimes wish someone else could deal with it. You just want to have fun and play with your friends! Friends come first, your dog comes second. Maybe it’s friends first, playing second, your dog third. You know your dog is somewhere on this list, but where?
Age 15-18: You feel like you’re an adult and nobody can share or offer any new advice or information. You got it. You take care of your dog how you want to, although your mother claims you don’t do enough. Doubt that. So what, you stayed out until 2am and nobody was there to let the dog out? You’re an adult! You can make your own decisions! Jeez!
Age 19-25: You’re an adult now. You’re out of the house and all responsibilities are on you. It feels awesome—but you miss the help your family once offered. Why didn’t you say thank you more often? You rely on your roommates and boyfriend/girlfriend to help with the dog. A dog is a lot to deal with! What are you going to do when you go to Cancun in July? Better save up for a dog sitter now.
Age 26-30: You’re finally ready to own a dog. All your wild party days are behind you. (Besides the occasional wild night out with your best co-workers.) You might live alone or with a partner you could potentially marry. You love caring for an animal. You love the morning walks, the routine feeding times, the early morning cuddles and the hard work it takes. You enjoy every minute of it. Sure, the vet bills are pricey from time to time but you would do anything for your dog.
Age 31-50: You’re probably married with a child or a baby on the way. Your dog is important to you, but your kids come first. Your dog might even be a little jealous. Your routine with your dog is second nature now. Sometimes you even feed the dog twice by accident. You have a full family now and responsibilities are all you know.
Age 51-100: Your kids are older now. You’ve raised them the best you know how and they’re out in the world. Now it’s just you and the dog again. You spoil your dog more than you ever imagined. In fact, you told yourself you would never spoil a dog like your mom once did, but you’re doing exactly that. When your kids come to visit, you pay more attention to the dog. How the tables have turned.
Thank god for dogs.
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