8 Signs You Might Be Hanging Out With Your Pet Too Much

You’re probably thinking, “What?! No such thing!” There are times when we may be spending a lot of time home, with our pets, and not socializing with our friends as much as we used to. Everything in moderation, right? Sometimes the scale may tip towards the pets. It’s easy to understand, pets are pretty awesome.

If you’re concerned that maybe you’re spending too much time with your pets, here’s a checklist to help see if you should make a phone call and get out of the house:

1: You find yourself asking your pet things like “Should I wear this to work?” or “What should we have for dinner?” or “Do you want to watch this show?”

2: You start greeting your co-workers and friends with a pat on the head, scratch on the chin, and say, “Good boy/girl.”

3: Your dog and cat now eat at the table with you. They sit in their chairs and you’ve bought them placentas.

4: Your dog’s wardrobe is warranting its own closet. And you ask your dog, “Do you want to wear your yellow raincoat or the blue one?” before going out on rainy days.

5: When you talk about your dog, it takes others a few minutes to realize that you’re talking about your dog and not about another person.

6: Your fridge and pantry has shelves of cat and dog food and treats that outnumber your own stock of groceries.

7: When watching tv you start talking to your pet, “Can you believe he didn’t win?” or “I knew that answer!”

8: There are more pics of your pet on your smartphone than friends and family.

If a few of these sound familiar, call a buddy and get some pizza. Your pets might like the alone time. Remember, not many people like their chin scratched.


3 thoughts on “8 Signs You Might Be Hanging Out With Your Pet Too Much

  1. Think maybe you meant “placemats” (of course she has her own) and not “placentas” in #3. Have you been peaking in my window?

  2. Although I laughed at this article… yes, I find myself doing a few of the things that were mentioned. HOWEVER, I do find that most times my dogs are better listeners AND they always love me unconditionally, no matter what kind of mood I am in or what kind of day I have had. My dogs ALWAYS put a smile on my face and make me feel happy and loved. There’s a lot to be said about spending a lot of time with your pets. They make you feel good about yourself and they don’t judge you for any mistakes you may have made. I love my dogs and they will always be an important part of my life. I strive to be a good person to everyone (not just to my pets). I always try to be the person that my dogs see me as. So I say…”continue to love your pets! Hang out with them as much as you can because if they make you feel great, then there is nothing wrong with that”. There are worse things in life that you can do…

  3. Thank you so much for this article! Now I know I am not alone when I talk to my dog… I always ask her which collar she would like to wear today! And… pet treats take up most of my kitchen counter space. Sad but true! I knew there were other people out there like me when I recently stayed at a pet friendly beach resort in Myrtle Beach because they had a doggie treat welcome table set up in the lobby! So cute!

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