BC: For the FitzGeralds From the Greenlees December 2010 | You keep 2-liter bottles of water and a water pan in your car at all times. No one wants to ride in your car because they know they'll get dog hair on their clothes. (Bonus points if you've removed the rear seats to make room for dogs and dog crates.) You buy supplements for your dog and administer them daily (wrapped in cheese if necessary), but consider yourself fortunate if you remember to take your own more than twice a week.
FC: It's a labrador's life; we just live in it. | You Know You're A Labrador ...
1: You have hundreds of pictures of your dog on your desk at work, in your wallet, etc., but none of your family or yourself.
2: You're willing to pet sit, but not baby sit, for friends.
3: You meet someone when out walking your dogs and introduce your dog first.
4: You meet other people with dogs and remember the dog's call name after 30 seconds, but don't get the owner's name until you've met 2 or 3 times.
5: You have a plastic kiddie wading pool in the backyard, but no kids. | Double points if you have a pool for each dog.
6: You talk to your dogs the way most people talk to their children
8: You justify the purchase of a larger vehicle or house because of the dogs.
9: Your dog gets a deep cut on the pad of his foot and gets emergency medical attention at the vet, but you break your toes and settle for taping them together with duct tape and taking some aspirin to kill the pain.
10: You meet someone when out walking your dogs and introduce your dog first.
11: Half your laundry is dog blankets, sheets and beds. | You go to pet supply stores on weekends because it's one of the few places you can take your dog.
13: Your dog gets sick and you sleep next to him in a sleeping bag in the kitchen in case he needs to go out. You take a sick day from work to take care of your dog. | You've had a bad day and decide that your dog is the best "person" to talk it over with.
14: Your parents give up on grandchildren and start to refer to your dogs as "your kids". Bonus points if they start to call them "our granddogs"
15: You chirp, cluck, whistle, make kissy noises, give "stay" and "heel" commands to your car. | You keep license tags from dogs long gone to the Rainbow Bridge. | Seamus
16: You've had long meaningful discussions with your friends about the best way to trim your dog's nails, but have never had a manicure or pedicure in your life. | You don't work late or socialize after work because you have to get home to take care of your dog.
17: The only thing friends, colleagues say when they see you is "How are the dogs?" or "How many dogs do you have now?"
19: You have nose prints on all glass surfaces ... windows, doors, inside the car, etc., and you leave them there because cleaning them seems so futile at this point.
20: Vaccination and licensing records for all your dogs are in perfect order, but your checkbook hasn't been balanced in months, and last year's tax records are nowhere to be found. | Seamus
21: You don't mind finding dog hair in the sink, tub, embedded in the carpet or clothes, or mixed in your food. (Take an extra point if you don't bother trying to remove it from your food ... extra protein, right?)