You could easily make a list of human beings you like less than your dog, and it wouldn’t be short.
Many underestimate the daily joy a pet can bring to your life. I personally feel everyone should own one. Their adorable, mostly innocent selves make returning home after a long day all the more pleasing.
5. Demand to be treated like a princess.
The world of dog ownership is something that I’m pretty well-versed on and I’d never heard, “don’t leave your bra hanging on a doorknob because your tiny dog could accidentally stick his head through the strap and get mixed up trying to get out and walk in fifty cute little circles until he’s dead.”
9. Always give your dog a chance to sniff what it wants, provided it’s not totally disgusting.
A puppy and a newborn almost guarantee that nobody in your household will sleep consistently for months. The dog makes you more at the ready for those late night feedings and stretches your capacity for patience beyond anything you ever dreamed imaginable.
There’s a good chance this is the most adorable African-pygmy-hedgehog-eats-birthday-cake-with-its-two-hamster-friends video you’ll see all year.
You read quotes like “There is somebody for everybody; your somebody may just be five cats” and you think to yourself, ‘yup, that’s me!’