1. Cries insanely when you arrive home. Regardless of to what extent you’ve been away. Once in a while negligible minutes – once, when I went into another room.
2. Licks your face wildly. No it’s not gross and unhygienic, it’s ludicrously sweet and most likely similarly as shedding as a feline’s tongue, really.
3. Hops on you, perhaps in a full body hammer. The fervor is the reason you have those wounds. Love marks, as I call them.
4. Takes your pants/socks/shoes onto the bed with them. My puppy will take any article of clothing of mine that she can, just to be close me. Our old family canine used to display guests to our home with my bras. It generally made for a stunning amazement for the postman.
5. Hops up asking to be held. No, my canine isn’t a performing virtuoso, she just once in a while perceives how far away my lickable face is, and requests to be conveyed. This isn’t humiliating at all in the recreation center, as masculine men with staffies look on and snicker.
6. Drives your accomplice out of bed. WHO IS THIS PERSON TOUCHING MY PERSON? BE OFF WITH YOU AT ONCE.
7. Bites up your cover. “It was tasteless and you could improve. I need you to have more pleasant furniture.”
8. Pursues the ball you toss in the recreation center. The canine is an insightful, complex creature. It tends to an elastic ball. It would much rather appreciate the pre-winter leaves and the supporting air, however revels your odd fixation for tossing tennis balls since it adores you.
9. Tries to get in the bath with you. This one might just be my dog though…
10. Wakes you up. Your mutt wants you to get to work on time. They’ve been up all night, staring at the clock, anxiously wondering when they should nudge you.
11. Smiles at you. No, I’m not mad. Yes, my dog definitely smiles at me. Why wouldn’t she? I’m delightful.
12. Vets your dates. If you’re undecided about a new love interest, introduce them to your canine companion. There is no faster way to tell if a person is good enough for you. The dog SEES those cowboy boots, even if you haven’t yet.
13. Snuggles as close as possible to you. Even if you’re doing a tricky yoga position on the floor, or trying to write a piece on deadline (like right now).
14. Follows you. Everywhere. To the loo. Always to the loo.
15. Sits on your knee. At supper parties, while working, when staring at the TV. My pooch requests to be grabbed, and put on my knees, from where she overviews the scene (or sits tight for nourishment).
16. Holds up at the window when they sense that you’re returning home. Watching miserably out, as if sitting tight for a sweetheart to return home from ocean. Indeed, even your genuine sweetheart doesn’t do that.
17. Gets envious. Mutts get desirous of anything you focus on: people; different puppies; the feline adversary nearby. They need every one of you, and will help you to remember this always.
18. Brings you the lead. They know you need some exercise. They are right.
19. Eats anything off the floor. “Look, I’m helping you tidy!”
20. Is protective of you. This one is obvious, unless your dog is a pug or a chihuahua, in which case it’s sweet, but also embarrassing in front of men with staffies (see above).
21. Brings you toys every five minutes. How can you not be happy when asked to play tug of war using a stuffed panda in a jaunty outfit?
22. Lets you cry on them. Bad breakup? Rough day at work? A dog will let you cry buckets all over their lovely warm fur, while possibly licking you at the same time, for extra comfort.
23. Tries to please you, even when they’re ill. That half wag of a tail is one of the most heartbreaking expressions of love you’ll ever see.
24. Tries to please you when you’re ill. Whether it’s a hangover or something more serious, your dog will try and make it better by lying down next to you, and mirroring your movements.
25. Nose rubbing. When my dog is feeling especially loving towards me, she’ll butt my nose with hers. Important: this is not to be confused with the inferior cat nudge.