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15 Signs That You're A Seasoned Dog Owner

Sure, we've all used our 15-minute breaks Googling playful puppies, but our love for man's best friend goes beyond perusing the web. Our love ends up back home to a patient pup awaiting our warm embrace in exchange for incalculable wet kisses.

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2. The dog hair that lines your clothes is totally not a big deal.

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But you keep spare lint rollers in your car, in your desk at work, and in your nightstand just in case you need to look presentable at any given time.

3. You can't help but offer an apology to the mailman every day after a barking bout ensues.

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The mailman's used to it. But he still cringes when he sees your dog stalking him through the window.

4. You have a scripted answer when people ask what your dog's name, breed, and age are.

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"Lucky/Chihuahua/2 years"

"Rocky/Pitbull/8 months"

"Angel/Corgi/4 years"

It's the A/S/L equivalent of the dog park.

10. You often explore hashtags with your dog's breed to see if you spot a look-alike.

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And you follow users you find through the hashtag to keep up with their daily postings of their pups.

11. You can't remember the last time you had a happy hour after work instead of coming straight home to your pup.

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And friends have stopped asking you to join because they know you'll make up some excuse that has to do with your dog.

13. You've accepted the fact that your dog's haircut will cost more than your own.

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And after failed attempts in at-home grooming, it's better to just let the professionals take a crack at it.

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