#1. When you feel like your dog came out of your womb so you treat them with utmost care.
#2. When you prefer your dog over other family members.
linda honestly took down 3 pictures of me and my sister to hang up 4 pictures of our dogs pic.twitter.com/hheUozTM6T
— lil h from the block (@havynstone) April 10, 2016
#3. When none of the guys you’ve dated even comes close to your dog.
Me as a dog owner
— Lucy Whelan (@lucylwhelan) April 20, 2015
#4. When you’d rather take pictures of your dog than of yourself.
#5. And you need to document your dog’s every momentous occasion.
#6. When you never forget to include your dog in the holiday celebrations.
I put dog treats in easter eggs and then my dog went on an easter egg hunt pic.twitter.com/Tox9vtIkEW
— gabi (@paIoaItos) March 26, 2016
#7. When you give in to your dog’s need to always be within hugging distance.
#8. When someone asks you what kind of dog you have, and you respond with the honest-to-god truth.
“He’s a mutt. Half amazing. Half terrific.”
#9. When you have parties to celebrate your dog’s birthday.
#10. And you get him a cake and an inflatable pool ’cause they deserve only the very best.
"Do you wanna hang out tonight?"
— SpeedyReidy (@MJReidy66) March 23, 2016
#11. When you leave town and have someone puppy-sit for you but you don’t trust they’ll do a good job.
Me as a dog owner pic.twitter.com/iC1gtRgfpy
— Basic White Chick (@basicwhytechick) January 13, 2016
#12. When you’ve perfected a technique to get the best shots of your pupper.
#13. When you’re proud of your dog and everything they accomplish.
#14. When you need to run errands but don’t want to leave the dog home alone.
#15. When you’re obsessed with your dog and want the whole world to know.
#16. Really, though.
this is the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life pic.twitter.com/LJ5hFb61QO
— The Female Book (@thefemaleboook) January 17, 2016
#17. And when you can’t imagine a future without your best friend.