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 returns home to a patient pup awaiting our warm embrace in exchange for valuable wet kisses.

1. You’ve given up on Windexing your windows.

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And you’ve artfully explained to others that it’s just your dog’s “nose art.”

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

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

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

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5. You celebrate two anniversaries: birthdays and “gotcha” days.

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6. Vacations and business trips are planned around your pup.

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7. You’ve learned to stash a little cash away for those costly unexpected trips to the vet.

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8. You can’t resist stopping by the pet store to grab a goodie for your dog on the way home.

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9. Your top priority in amenities for a potential apartment is if it’s deemed “pet friendly.”

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

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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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12. The dog park is like your “Cheers.”

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

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14. You know your meal will inevitably be shared.

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15. You can’t imagine loving anything or anyone more.

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