“I don’t know, I’m just not much of a dog person.”

Words I do not understand.

Like, how, HOW can you not be a dog person?

Don't go breakin' my heart...
Don’t go breakin’ my heart…

It is no surprise that all of my BFFs have dogs. I had never even thought about it until this very moment, but it makes perfect sense.

How can you tell a dog person apart from someone who’s not?

  • Someone who meets a dog for the first time and immediately switches into puppy-voice is a dog person. (What’s puppy-voice? “Oh, look atchoo, wittle won – you’re so pretty! Who’s a pretty girl? You’re da pretty girl! Are you so cute? Are you SO cute? Yes you are!” That’s just an example, though. There are many variations.)
  • Someone who lets a dog give them kisses is a dog person.
  • Someone who understands that I’d rather stay home with my dogs than hang out with people some nights (okay, most nights) (okay, every night) is a dog person.
  • Someone who understands that when I do go out to a house party, I can be found in the corner or bedroom playing with the dog is a dog person.
  • Someone who gets that sometimes I cry just thinking about how much I love my dogs is a dog person.
  • Someone who knows what a Kong is is a dog person.
  • Someone who gets excited at the words “puppy breath” is a dog person.*
  • Someone who also has over 500 photos of their dog and their dog friends on their phone is a dog person.

I could go on and on, but I’d rather let you add to the list. What makes a dog person a dog person? Discuss.


Also, lesson learned: Don’t trust a person who’s not a dog person.**


P.S. My fellow dog people, I think it’s safe to say this is one of the best things on the Internet. I CAN’T EVEN. Enjoy.

*Someone who feels high just thinking about puppy breath is a crazy dog person. (Guilty as charged.)

**Note: you can be a general animal person, too. Like, you’re allowed to love dogs and cats and reptiles and whatever else. But you have to like dogs. WHO DOESN’T LIKE DOGS?!