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7 things only dog lovers will understand
So many dogs, so little time.

THERE ARE TWO types of people in this world, dog lovers and people who haven’t become dog lovers… yet.

When you are a dog lover there are certain things you know to be true that those who haven’t joined the club don’t quite understand.

Here are seven things only dog lovers will get.

1. You can’t resist any dog

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It doesn’t matter whose dog they are or what they look like, once you’re a dog lover you understand that all dogs are uniquely lovable and worthy of your time and adoration.

It can make walking down the street pretty tough when you have to stop to chat to every dog you meet (not the owner, mind) but that’s a price you’re willing to pay.

2. They’re always happy to see you

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No matter what sort of a day you’ve had, coming home to a welcome from a dog is only going to improve it.

They’re just so doggone (sorry) excited to see you – even if you’ve only left the room for a few minutes. How many people do you know like that? Exactly.

3. Rules go out the window once you have them

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Remember before you got a dog and you or someone in your house said ‘that dog will never sleep on the bed, be fed from the table, or sit on the couch’?

Yeah… that changed fast, didn’t it? Now the dog rules the house. And you don’t even mind.

4. They all have individual personalities

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If you’re not a dog lover there’s a chance you might not know this, but every dog has its own distinct and individual personality. You just see a blur of fur and teeth, but what’s really there is a highly developed little personality desperately trying to communicate just how much they love you.

5. They dictate your social life

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How many times have you had to cancel plans for a night out because you have to go home and feed the dog? Ok, sometimes you use that as an excuse to get out of going to things, but let’s be honest, you prefer being home with the dog anyway.

6. Yes, you take photos (and videos… and Vines…) of your dog

How could you not want to record their cuteness for all posterity? It would be cruel not to.

If you have to coo over photos of other people’s babies, it’s only fair you get to show photos of your baby.

7. Other people just don’t understand

And that’s ok. More dogs for you.

Are you a dog lover? Tell us what you love about them in the comments below.

At Connolly Red Mills, we know what your dog eats is important – so much so that we held a Doggie Brunch at Lock 6 recently to launch our new nutritious Leader range.  From large dogs to sensitive little guys, check out Leader dog food and see what’s right for your furry friend.  Watch the video below and see what a great time everyone had…

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