You know you are a
dog person when...

'Apolonia Gal'
"The MooreHounds WebSite"

Compliments of Terri Moore
Lansing, Kansas

You have a kiddie wading pool in
the yard, but no small children.

You have baby gates permanently installed
at strategic places around the
house, but no babies.

The trash basket is more or less permanently
installed in the kitchen sink,
to keep the dog out of it while you're not home.

You can't see out the passenger side of the
windshield because there are
nose-prints all over the inside.

You refer to yourselves as Mommy and Daddy.

Your dog sleeps with you.

You have 32 different names for your dog.
Most make no sense, but he/she understands.

You like people who like your dog.
You despise people who don't.

You carry dog biscuits in your
purse or pocket at all times.

You talk about your dog the way
other people talk about their kid.

You sign and send birthday/anniversary/Christmas
cards from your dog.

You put an extra blanket on the bed so
your dog can be comfortable.

You'd rather stay home on Saturday night
and cuddle your dog than go to the
movies with your sweetie.

You go to the pet supply store every
Saturday because it's one of the very
few places that lets you bring your
dog inside, and your dog loves to go with you.

You get an extra-long hose on your shower-massage
just so you can use it to
wash your dog in the tub, without making
the dog sit hip-deep in water.

You don't think it's the least bit strange
to stand in the back yard
yelling, "BeeBo, pee!" over and over again,
while BeeBo tends to play and
forget what she's out there for (but what your
neighbors think of your
behavior is yet another story).

You and the dog come down with something
like flu on the same day. Your dog
sees the vet while you settle for an
over-the-counter remedy from the drugstore.

Your dog is getting old and arthritic, so you
go buy lumber and build her a
small staircase so she can climb
onto the bed by herself.

Your license plate or license plate
frame mentions your dog.

You match your furniture/carpet/clothes
to your dog.

You have your dog's picture on your
office desk (but no one else's).

You lecture people on responsible dog
ownership every chance you get.

You hang around the dog section
of your local bookstore.

You skip breakfast so you can walk
your dog in the morning before work.

You are the only idiot walking in the
pouring rain because your dog needs his/her walk.

You don't go to happy hours with coworkers
any more because you need to go
home and see your dog.

Your parents refer to your pet as their granddog.

Your weekend activities are planned around
taking your dog for a hike (both days).

You keep an extra water dish in your second-floor
bedroom, in case your dog
gets thirsty at night (after all, his/her other dish
is way down on the first floor...).

Your freezer contains more dog bones
than human food.

You never completely finish a piece of
steak or chicken (so your dog can have the last bite).

You shovel a zig-zag path in the back
yard snow so your dog can reach all
her favorite spots.

You avoid vacuuming the house as long
as possible because your dog is afraid
of the vacuum cleaner.

You keep eating even after finding a
dog hair in your pasta.

You make popcorn just to play
catch with your dog.

You carry pictures of your dog in
your wallet instead of pictures of your
parents, siblings, significant other,
or anyone else remotely human.

And the number one reason you know
you're a dog person is if......

Your dog is the star of your
World Wide Web site!