You got a dog for companionship and to help you during those times when life gets you down. But as time goes by, you start to realize that getting your dog to its weekly Brooklyn doggy day care appointment is more important than meeting your friends out on the weekend. Before you know it, you are exhibiting the classic signs that your dog is actually your firstborn child.
Giving Up Entertainment
Before your dog came along, you would never pass up concert tickets or a chance to meet up with your friends at your favorite club. But ever since your dog came into your life, you won’t leave the house unless you find a doggysitter or you can afford to leave your dog at a Brooklyn doggy day care while you are gone. If you are giving up entertainment you used to enjoy because you don’t want your dog to be alone, then your dog is your firstborn.
Comfort Is Everything
When you first got your dog you got its an over-sized dog pillow to sleep on and you fed your dog the very food your vet said to feed him. But now when you look into your bedroom, you see the little doggy bed you built with your own hands to look just like your bed and you realize that your dog eats more home cooked meals than you do. If that is not treating your dog like a firstborn child, then what is?
You Talk About Your Dog Like A Child
When your co-workers are talking at lunch about their kids and pulling out their smartphones to show pictures, you feel no discomfort at all in talking about your dog in the same way and showing your own smartphone pictures. Sometimes you can make your co-workers feel a bit uncomfortable with your attitude towards your dog, but you don’t care because you love that firstborn child with all of your heart.
Your Childproof The House But Dog Style
Most dog owners do their best to put plastic on the furniture so Fido doesn’t make any stains and they put up barriers to try and keep dogs out of areas where they should not be. You, on the other hand, are putting Velcro on the bottom of your area rugs so they don’t slide when your dog runs through and you are putting outlet protectors in all of your electrical outlets in case your firstborn child learns how to put metal objects in the outlets . . . without having any fingers.
You Stress About Leaving Your Dog Alone
A dog, when trained properly, has no problem being left alone at home while you are at work. But when you feel as though your dog is your firstborn child, you find yourself calling the home phone in the hopes that the dog will answer and tell you he is okay. Instead of leaving your dog alone at home during the day, you invest in a Brooklyn doggy day care service to make sure your dog gets the premium attention it deserves when you are not home.
It is not unusual for pets to be considered a part of the family, especially after a pet has been with a family for a very long time. But when you are ready to take that dog to the next level and call it your firstborn child, then you are prepared to invest whatever you have to into your dog’s comfort and health.