When You Give A Pup A Person...

When You Give A Pup A Person...

Dog ownership isn't all fun and games, but with the responsibilities come a whole 'lotta love.


Our family just recently welcomed its newest member and her name is Luna. She's 50% corgi, 50% dachshund, and 100% adorable. I'll tell you, when you welcome a new canine friend into your life, be prepared for all of the love and attention you could want. When you give a pup a person, you should be giving them a new life-long friend, and you need to be ready for that sort of emotional commitment.

The wrinkliest (and cutest) member of our family: Ms Luna Dune Abby Shores

One of the biggest mistakes pet owners make is getting a puppy and expecting to stay the same their entire life. It's not about what your dog baby looks like, it's about how much they love you and your ability to give them a new loving environment to live their life in. Your puppy won't always be pocket-sized, but it will always have a place for you in its heart so you should be ready for the same thing.

Another thing that I think a lot of people don't realize they're getting into when they adopt a new pet is that there will be some trial and error involved. Right now, Luna isn't 100% house-trained and my sister's and I have to take turns cleaning up the occasional accident. Yeah, it's not super fun, but that's just part of bringing a new animal into your life, especially if they're new to the world in general. Dogs also have a tendency to chew on things, so you might need to hide your cords for a little while. It's a sacrifice, but it's a sacrifice that I know I'm willing to make for any canine baby I'm going to bring home with me.

Now I don't want this to seem like pet ownership is all responsibility, because it's not. You'll definitely have fun with your pet, but just know that it's not always fun and games. There are far too many animals in shelters and on the street because their owner wasn't thinking about what they were getting into. But pet ownership is truly rewarding. There's nothing like coming home to your doggo after a long day and seeing their face light up when you walk in the door. There's a reason they say that dogs are man's best friend. Companionship is what they love, and you can look forward to loving them right back.

To wrap things up, there's one more thing I should warn you about before you bring home your next furry friend. This little (or big) guy isn't going to hold back on the love. If you're looking for a pet that's going to look cute and want nothing to do with you, get a cat. But if you give a pup a new person, it's going to be licks and lapdogs (no matter their size) for the foreseeable future. I hope you're prepared for cuddles and sniffs and affection galore because if you give a pup a person, to them, that's what a person is for.

Popular Right Now

Top 10 Cutest Dog Breeds

These mushy little friends are too adorable for us!

1. Yorkshire Terriers

Look at this cutie. Is it the eyes or the fur color, or both? We're not sure, but imagine trying to say no to a face like this!

2. Pomeranian Puppies

If you wanted a walking marshmallow, now is your chance! This fluff ball will snuggle up with you and blend in with every white pillow in this house.

3. Puggles

Pug + Beagle. Puggles. Enough said.

4. Lakeland Terrier Puppies

Seriously though, how could you choose just one?

5. Bolognese Puppies

You thought bolognese was just a type of pasta, but nope! It's also the breed of this adorable little mixed pup! Just don't actually give this mush Dr Pepper!

6. Golden Retriever

Just imagine these little paws running around the house in a bowtie or jumping on your legs after you come home from a long day.

7. Shar Pei Puppies

Whoever said rolls aren't cute was obviously lying.

8. Pug Puppies

The epitome of "puppy dog eyes" has arrived.

9. Poochon

This Bichon Poodle crossbreed cannot get any cuter. With soft, silky hair, this little one loves to cuddle.

10. Teddy Bear Pomeranian

Will he blend in with your stuffed animals? Probably! Just another reason to love this adorable and fluffy teddy bear.

Cover Image Credit: My Sweet Puppy

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

My Lover This Valentine's Day Is My Dog And I'm More Than Okay With That

Who needs a man when you have a four-legged best friend that'll never leave your side?


Oh, Valentine's Day. The day we cherish our loved ones and shower them with love and affection, but shouldn't you be doing that every day? From the mushy Hallmark cards to the heart-shaped chocolate boxes that go on sale the day after February 14, I think staying at home with your furry friends is the ideal way to spend Valentine's Day.

Whether you have a Valentine or not, rest assured that there isn't anything or anyone else you would want to spend it with besides your four-legged fur baby. There is a multitude of reasons as to why I would choose a dog over a boyfriend, but I'll only list a few.

1. Our dogs give us love and affection year round


They don't just wait until the 14th of February to decide that they want to show us love. You can simply walk in the door after a long day in class and they'll be there with their tail wagging ready to shower you in kisses.

2. You regret memories with your ex, not your dogs


I don't think there was ever a time where I would look back and remember all the dogs I had growing up and remember one bad thing about them. Those adorable canines bring so much happiness. But, if I were to reflect on a past relationship? That's a big yikes for me.

3. Dogs never judge you


You might think they're staring at you weird if they catch you changing in your room or doing something they're not familiar with, but don't be alarmed. Dogs can't be judgmental like us humans. They simply just find you to be an amazing person who they love unconditionally.

4. Dogs being clingy is cute, not when it's your partner


It's cute when my dog follows me around like they're some magnet, but if I were to have a boyfriend do that to me? That would be overly clingy and he would need to take a step back.

5. Dogs LOVE cuddling


I've never met a dog who hates cuddling. They will do anything for a little love and attention. You can also shower your pet with kisses. They love that just as much as we love when they give us kisses. Or when they come to lay in our beds with us.

6. Dogs don't steal the covers


You never have to worry about your dog trying to steal the covers from you. They're your own personal space heater if we're being honest. Having blankets and a dog to keep you warm? I think that's the jackpot.

7. Dogs won't hate your cooking


They're dogs. They will eat everything and anything, and I mean it. You have some leftover pizza crust you don't want? Your dog will eat it. Don't want those mashed potatoes? Dogs are drooling puddles just to get a lil' taste.

8. And no matter what, dogs are always loyal


No matter how mad you may get at your dog, you know that they'll never be one to leave or be mad at you. They are your best friends until the day they pass on and you are their best friend till the end. They protect you, they love you, and will show it in any way possible.

Honestly, I'm confused as to why people get Valentine's. You have to buy them flowers and chocolates and stuffed bears, but with a dog? As long as you are able to cuddle them at the end of the night? That's all that should matter.

Related Content

Facebook Comments