At some point in your dog-loving life, you’ll probably go from being a Regular Dog Person to a Crazy Dog Person. It’s normal (sort of), but before you get too far beyond the crazy end of the spectrum, it’s important to know the warning signs.
We rounded up the ultimate red flags that’ll let you know when you’ve crossed over to the crazier side of pet parenthood.
1. You think your dog is Air Bud
You’re convinced your dog will be the next super-famous sports dog, and spend hours and hours perfecting Fido’s craft—snazzy passes and all.
2. You speak to your dog in a baby voice…in public
You publicly talk to your dog in a silly baby voice, and you don’t even care. Your dog, on the other hand, is giving you that wide-eyed death glare like, “Hey, mom, you’re embarrassing me in front of the other dogs!”
3. You push your dog on the swings
You spend those hot summer days pushing your pal in the swing. Those other kids—you know, of the human persuasion—who have been waiting 20 minutes for a turn can keep waiting.
4. You’re starting to look like your dog
You’re convinced you and your dog are starting to look alike. That smile? She got it from her (human) mama.
5. You share everything with your dog
Like, everything—big ol’ sloppy licks of ice cream cones, included. And when one of ’em decides to just eat the whole entire thing, you’re not even mad about it.
6. You go everywhere together
You and your dog do everything together, including — but not limited to — yoga. Excuse us — doga.
7. You spoon each other
You know that there’s nothing better than cuddling with 200 pounds of canine pal. And not just before bed, but all the way through the night. “Move over and make room for Beethoven, honey.”
That’s just the tip of the Crazy Dog Person iceberg. We’ve gotta know—are you a Crazy Dog Person? Share your most embarrassing warning signs in the comments below!