From The Girl Obsessed With Dogs
Start writing a post

From The Girl Obsessed With Dogs

I will stop to pet them, and you will, too.

From The Girl Obsessed With Dogs

First, let me start by saying that recently, many girls have taken an extreme liking to dogs. It's wonderful! I'm so excited to have as many friends as I do who are equally enthused when a little ball of fluff walks by. That being said, when I say 'obsessed' with dogs, I mean obsessed with dogs. So, to all the people who don't understand what I see in the lil guys, read on.

I know what you're thinking... 'Why do you love dogs so much?' Good question. Dogs are the most precious things to ever grace this earth. They're so smart and they're so in tune with people and it amazes me. Also, have you ever felt a dog's ears? SO SOFT. Moving on...

Let's continue with some apologies:

1. I'm sorry for how many Instagram DM's you receive from me

It's a Tuesday at 2 a.m., I'm scrolling through my Instagram explore page and BAM! a dog! I have to send it to everyone I know... And sometimes they accumulate to become a lot of messages at 2 a.m. It's probably for the best if you just get used to it. I'm not going to stop, despite my aforementioned apology.

2. I'm sorry for that one time I cried in public.

Dogs make me emotional. I mean really, really emotional. It's kind of like when you see those cute pictures of a groom crying when his wife walks down the aisle because he just loves his wife SO much. Yeah, I love that Husky I just met as much as that man probably loves his wife.

*Fun bonus story!

So, I'm sitting in Starbucks with a few friends doing homework after coming from the dining hall. After slaving away at a term paper that was due that week (and by slaving I mean that I looked at the word document on my laptop for an hour or so with no idea in what direction that paper was going) I got a text from my very best friend from high school. She had sent me a picture of her dog with another text that said, "I miss my auntie Cafrin!" As if the dog were saying it. Long story short, I cried. In Starbucks. Because I was a dog aunt.

3. I'm sorry for not being able to hold a valid conversation around a dog.

I'll stop mid-sentence to point out a dog I see two blocks down and I won't even hesitate. If you're not used to it, you might find the distraction annoying. My bad!

4. I'm sorry for all the pictures of my dog.

YES I have an album on my phone exclusively containing pictures of my dog. YES I'm going to show you all of them.

Here's the fun part: I'm not actually that sorry! Let's continue with the benefits of having a dog lover like me in your life.

5. Dog pics!

Just think of the millions of Instagram messages of blessings! You get to see SO many puppies because of me!

6. You get to pet, like, so many dogs!

I will stop the owner to ask if I can pet their dog, and if you happen to be so lucky to be walking with me, you just got the opportunity to pet the puppy. You're welcome.

7. I have a similar personality to a dog!

I get very excited very easily! So when a dog and I meet it's like old friends seeing each other for the first time! (Read the above bonus story for how excited I get.)

8. I point out every dog I see!

Some people may think of it as a distraction, but some of my friends love when I send them low-quality snapchat videos zooming in on a dog walking across campus. And nine times out of ten, the conversation I'm stopping to point out the chow mix that's crossing the street isn't that important.

9. Meeting my dog is a HUGE deal, so when you finally get to... you're in.

I can't just let people who aren't serious about my dog meet my dog. He's precious, so when he meets someone new all he wants to do is love them. Once I let you meet him, you've gotta be committed to him...

Dogs are the best thing this world has going for it. Having a friend like me who loves dogs more than anything will ultimately make your life better. Find a girl who's obsessed with dogs.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments