August 13, 2013
How You Know When You've Hit #Crazydogmomstatus
...you dedicate entire blog posts about 'said' dog
...you spend your Saturday morning at a "desnaking" training course followed by Saturday afternoon with your regular obedience trainer (Proud to say Oakie will NOT go near another snake in her life!)
...your day is 100% scheduled around letting he/she out and making sure he/she gets enough love, attention and exercise
...the last 9 out of 10 Instagram posts are of...you guessed it
...there are baby gates scattered around your house even though there are no real babies in sight
...you spend hours cleaning your house only for it to be torn back to pieces in t-minus 10 minutes
...your shopping budget has gotten smaller but for some reason your dog budget is indisposable
...you have a Pinterest board solely dedicated for your pup
...you've recruited your sweet aunt to come over certain days of the week just to let her out & play while you're at work
...vacations, road trips, dinners, etc...are put off because you don't want to leave them at home with someone else...or at home in general
...Petsmart is a store you now frequent 2x/week
...your couches are covered in sheets #truestory
...your bed has become her bed
...your desktop, laptop and iPhone wallpapers are all covered in photos of your child
...ok...and so is your entire iPhone case
...your vacuum is now used 3x/week rather than 3x/month
...you can have the absolute worst day ever...I'm talking traffic, bad hair, slipped and fell, missed a deadline, started your period, NO GOOD DAY...until you get home to see a face like this:
If you agreed with more than 10 of the above facts, consider yourself at #crazydogmomstatus.
It's ok. You're not alone. The first step is admitting it.
6 months ago, I would have never thought I could love someone/something as much as I do Oakley. Okay...and Beau, too. ;) So this post is for all you dog lovers out there. Thank you for making me feel slightly less psychotic!