19 'The Struggle Is Real' Moments That Happen When You Have A Dog

<p> Katy Hall </p>

1. When you're about to leave the house and those eyes make you feel like they'll be inconsolable until your return.

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2. When every drawer, car and purse contains a lint roller. Or you've just stopped wearing black. (Or white, if your dog is black.)

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3. When you realize you are very, very close to running out of dog food.

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4. When he decides he needs to poop more than once on your walk, and you only brought one bag.

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5. When she cries to go out and a minute later wants to come back in.

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6. When it's spring and you have a new dog hair area rug in every room of the house.

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7. When you really, really need to get some work done, and your dog really, really needs to play with you.

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8. When you stop letting her lick your hand, so she starts licking the furniture instead and makes big smelly wet spots appear all over everything.

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9. When you can't leave anything on the floor or within reasonable reach, because everything there is FAIR GAME.

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10. When you have to convince him that the world will not end and he will not die every time you pull out the vacuum.

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11. When it's cold outside and all he wants to do is sniff around for hours.

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12. When you have company over and she won't stop rubbing her butt back and forth on every surface.

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13. When you actually really did like that shirt/shoe/pillow/antique/wedding cake.

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14. When you accidentally leave food too close to the edge of the table or on a table that's really low.

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15. When she starts doing something painfully adorable and your phone is two seconds too far away to catch it.

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16. When there's something outside your window that isn't normally there, and the doggie alarm is on high volume.

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17. When you're on vacation and you can't stop wondering if your dog is doing ok wherever she's staying.

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18. When she wants to kiss you on the mouth, but her breath is the worst thing ever.

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19. When, despite everything, you love your dog so so much that the only thing he can't do perfectly is live forever.

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