To Be Extreme or Not? How Extreme Are You When it Comes to Your Dog?
To be a dog owner these days is quite different than it was when I was growing up. I don’t even know if calling myself a dog owner is the correct term anymore.
Am I a pet parent? A pet guardian?
I don’t know. I guess I’m all of them.
Regardless, of what I am called, today more and more people take being a dog owner a lot more serious than years past. Dogs are no longer viewed as a pet, but more as a family companion and these family companions are treated like any other member of the family, if not better in some cases.
For some dog owners their life revolves around their dog. They don’t leave home without their dog. They take their dog on vacation, or don’t go on vacation because the thought of leaving their dog for more than 24 hours is devastating. They come home everyday for lunch just to let their dogs outside, because being alone for more than 4 hours is just unacceptable.
Opps! I just described myself!
I admit, when it comes to certain things with my dogs things I am am little bit extreme.
I have not taken a vacation in over 5 years, in fear that my dogs will miss me too much. I come home everyday for lunch to show my dogs some love. I do leave home without my dogs, but not for long.
However some people, not me thank you, take being extreme to another level.
They cook for their dog, they get their dog massages, they take them to see physics, they have birthday parties for them, they buy them expensive jewelry, some dogs even have a full wardrobe. I have read that some people even leave their dog millions of dollars after they have passed away!
Boy would I like to be that dog!
I am not the extreme of extremes but I know many people who are.
How about you? Are you an extreme dog owner? How extreme? Do you know anyone who takes being an extreme pet owner to a new level? Do think there is anything wrong with being extreme?