19 Indications You Love Animals More Than People

Why have friends when you can have dogs?

1. Your most memorable party moments all involve sitting in a corner and petting the host’s cat.

Art by Gemma Correll.

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2. You refuse to date someone if your dog ever growled at them or snubbed them in any way.

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3. You can watch intense war dramas without shedding a tear, but if the commercial break involves Sarah McLachlan, you are done for.

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4. As a child, you much preferred stuffed animals to human dolls.

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5. You consider the ability to have pets in the office a legitimate job perk.

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6. When you have to choose between going out with your friends or lying in bed with your pet, the choice is obvious.

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7. You side-eye toddlers who won’t stop bothering an animal (and, more importantly, their parents who think it’s cute).

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It’s a living thing. It feels things. Control your child!

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8. The day in seventh grade where you had to dissect frogs was one of the worst days of your life.

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And was the moment you decided you hated all your classmates for being so nonchalant about it.

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9. Your favorite Disney movies were the ones that starred animals, not princesses.

Disney/The Lion King

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10. Zoos make you absolutely miserable and you daydream about jumping in and freeing the animals.

Nickelodeon/Hey Arnold!

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11. Growing up, you always felt irrationally envious of cartoon characters with anthropomorphic animal best friends.

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And you still totally are.

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12. Instead of exchanging watercooler stories, you spend your downtime at work finding ways to get animals to make an appearance.

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$20 for 15 minutes of kitten time. WORTH IT.

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13. Your versions of reality TV shows are live cams of grizzly bears and corgi puppies.

BEAR CAM! CORGI CAM! What other escape do you need?

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14. And, every year, you completely alienate yourself from everyone you know by watching the Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl.

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15. You’ve turned down prospective roommates solely because they weren’t into getting a pet in the near future.

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16. While your friends talk about hypothetical future children, you’re thinking about hypothetical future dogs.

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17. You tend to interrupt deep conversations because you just passed by a really cute dog on the street.

Photo from Charley Lhasa.

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18. You hate to admit it, but you identify with the characters in Best in Show.

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19. You’ve never understood why “cat lady” is a bad thing; to you, having a lifelong pet soulmate always sounded better than marriage because animals are perfect.

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