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10 Signs You Are Addicted To Your Pet

posted by The Daily Fluff September 9, 2016 0 comments

We all love our pets. We love cuddling them, watching movies with them, taking them to the beach and playing with them. We can’t help but obsess over their soft fur and those cute puppy­ dog eyes. We talk about our pets around the office and hunt down the best food and treats for them (only the best for our furbabies right?!)

But just in case you’re not sure if you’re totally addicted to your pet, here are 10 signs…

  1. You and your pet have combined likes and dislikes: Your cat doesn’t like watching Beethoven, so you don’t like watching Beethoven.
  2. You’ve left school or work to check on your pet during the day.
  3. You take your pet on specifically pet designed weekend outings like dog beaches, dog wineries, dog­ friendly cafes. If you can’t bring your best friend, what’s the point?
  4. You’re hoping the new iPad upgrade will recognise paw­prints so you can facetime your pet during the day from the office.
  5. Your pet’s picture is your Christmas card design.
  6. You designed a New Year’s card just to give out more pictures of your pet.
  7. You get separation anxiety when parted with your pet.
  8. You’re currently knitting your pet a sweater to prepare for the colder months ­or googling, ‘best cat sunscreens’ for the hotter months.
  9. You talk to your pets like they are people and when you come home you ask how their day was and talk about yours to them.
  10. Your pet has its own Instagram page that you’ve set up and you put more time and effort into his/her page than your own. In fact, they have more followers than you.

Instagram stars Mimi, Ollie and Bruno know their mum is addicted to them because “she can’t leave us alone and always has to cuddle and kiss us and can’t even be away from us for one night!”


Are you addicted to your pet? Tell us how you know in the comments below!

Wellbeing

6 Reasons Why Pets Make You A Better Person

posted by The Daily Fluff September 7, 2016 0 comments

We all know that our furry friends brighten up our lives, but did you know that they are also helping to make you a better person?

Here are some of the amazing things pets do to make us better people:

Pets…

Make you appreciate the little things:

How often does your pet do something cute that makes you stop what you’re doing and just watch? Whether it’s a head tilt or a head-bump from your cat, our pets know how to get our attention so we can really appreciate what surrounds us.

Teach you responsibility:

Remember that fish your parents gave you when you were young? Yep, that was to teach you responsibility. By caring for a pet you become in-tune to their needs and understand what it means to have something rely on you.

Encourage you to be active:

Most pets are playful and encourage you to get moving; resulting in a more active and healthy owner.

Frankie Sunny the sausage dog says, “I help my humans stay fit and healthy by giving them the puppy dog eyes so they take me for lots of walks.”

Bentley the Newfoundland agrees with this and points out, “I give my owner a reason to exercise—only if I feel like it too!”

Teach you to not hold grudges:

You just scolded your dog two minutes ago for chewing up your favourite decorative cushion, but here he is with his dopey smile looking for a belly rub. Pets prove to you that everyone makes mistakes. Even if you haven’t been in the best mood, or if they have been extra naughty, you still love each other!

Cheer you up:

Whether you’ve had a tough day at work or you’ve heard some bad news, your pet knows. It’s no doubt that pets can sense your feelings and often when they do they try to comfort you. Not only is this heartwarming, but it helps to cheer you up so you can get up and keep going. Even if things aren’t going your way, you have your pet to snuggle up to at the end of the day.

Bentley reassures his human, “I’ll smother you in kisses when you’re sad!”

Teach you patience:

Young animals need to be trained and taught from a young age, but this is not something that happens overnight. By owning and raising a pet, you’ll learn that good things really do come to those who wait.


How has your pet made you a better person? Share with us in the comments below.

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