Let’s face it–we’re absolutely crazy about our pups. So crazy, in fact, that sometimes we act a little weird around our canine companions. Whether it’s baking them special treats or talking to them like they’re wittle babies, you know that your non-dog crazy friends would totally tease you if they knew how you really treat your dog.
But that’s okay, we understand. For every weird little way you show your dog love, there’s another person out there who does the same thing. Here are 12 weird things we dog owners do that we try to keep secret–but don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us!
1. Give your dog a ton of weird nicknames.
Your friends may have heard you call your pup “Sweetie” or even “Fluffbutt,” they haven’t heard the more colorful nicknames like “Mushy Maggy Moo Moo ” or “Snugz-a-rooni.”
2. Talk to them like they’re the cutest wittle baby-wabies in the world!
But you just wuv your puppy wuppy so much! Fun fact: studies show that our dogs actually prefer it!
3. Refer to yourself as “Mommy” or “Daddy.”
As in, “Daddy loves you” or “Give Mommy kisses!”
4. Let them slobber all over your face.
It’s a thing you do with those you love, right?
5. Bake your pooch special homemade dog cookies.
Because everyone loves baked goods that are made with love–even your pup! Try one of these 9 Best Homemade Dog Treats For Spoiling Your Pup.
6. Let your big dog sit in your lap.
What? Big dogs like to cuddle, too!
7. Figure out ways to sneak them into non-dog-friendly places.
If anyone asks, you just have a barking purse.
8. Pass them food under the table.
You know it’s a bad habit, but… just look at that face!
9. Order them a dog-friendly treat when you go to a restaurant or drive-thru.
After all, Fido gets hungry too! Check out this list of 37 Dog-Friendly Store And Restaurant Chains.
10. Let your dog sleep in bed with you.
Oh come on, everyone does it!
11. Have conversations with your canine.
Others may not understand it, but your dog definitely talks back–in her own way.
12. Make up excuses to bail on plans just to hang out with your dog.
Hmmm…get all dressed up and spend too much money or stay home in my PJ’s with a glass of wine and my furry best friend? We’ll take the latter!