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My Dog and I Have the Same Personality.

When I adopted Molly, I chose her for two main reasons 1) she was a weiner dog, which is my favorite dog, and 2) she was freaking adorable. I had been wanting to adopt a dog of my own for so long, and one of my co-workers finally talked me into it. 

I had no idea that Molly and I were actually meant to be together. Unless you're a dog person, you don't understand how amazing dogs are and how each of their personalities differ so much. After a few months of us getting to know each other, we learned that we actually have a lot in common. 

WE HAVE SELECTIVE HEARING
Jon can tell you best. I only hear things when I want to. Sometimes, he'll be talking for a good while, and in the middle of the story, I'll realize that I wasn't listening to him. It's not on purpose all the time. I just get distracted pretty easily. Molly is the same way, in a sense. When she's wandering around and I want her to come keep me company, I'll call her name a few times before she pays attention to me. I know what you're thinking, "maybe she's deaf," but no. About the fourth or fifth time, she'll stop whatever she's doing, give me the side eye, and then go back to her business while I continue to call her name. So maybe I'm needy for her attention, which brings me to my next point...

WE'RE NEEDY
When I'm just sitting on the couch watching TV, Molly will jump up there with me. Sometimes she'll sit right in my lap. Other times, she'll place her snout under my hand and knock it up a few times so that I'll pet her. When I'm blogging, she'll jump up and try to make me give her attention. Even right now, she's staring at me. I'm needy in that I'm lazy, and I hope that Jon will do everything for me instead of making me do it myself. Also, when he's playing his games, I like to bother him and act like I'm starved for attention.

Her "pay attention to me" face
WE PEE FAST
When I go to the bathroom, particularly in public, I'm not trying to spend any sort of excessive time in there. I go in, do my business, and get out as soon as possible. Sometimes, Molly likes to take her time and wander around the yard so she can mark her territory in various places, but for the most part, she just goes out there, does her business and comes back to the door. She's not playing around. 

WE'RE SASSY
Remember that side eye I told you about? Yea, Molly is a total sass. She even walks sassy. I don't know if that should count because her body is so long, but either way, she is a such a sass. I've been called a sass a time or two in my life too. 

Her "I can't even" face
WE'RE INDECISIVE
When I'm lying on the couch and I'm calling Molly's name to try to get her to jump up with me, she'll put her front legs on the couch, then put them back down and sit on the floor and stare at me. I can imagine the wheels turning in her head - "I gotta get up there. But that's a long jump up. It'll be nice just to cuddle though. Do I really want to use that much energy?" It's only when I give up on her that she decides to actually jump up there with me, and that's not even all the time. 

You can ask anyone in my life, and they'll tell you that I'm indecisive. It takes me the longest time to make the simplest of decisions. Never ask me where I want to eat, because you'll starve until you have no stomach because it would have eaten itself. 

WE TIRE EASILY
I am so out of shape; it's pathetic. I can't even go up a flight of stairs without tiring myself out. Molly is the same way in that when I get home from work, she's so excited to see me that she'll run around in circles and do other crazy acrobatics, and then she'll stop suddenly and just sit there panting because she's already tired herself out. 

Tired or sunbathing?

WE'RE HIGH MAINTENANCE
Jon calls me high maintenance all the time. I'm not high maintenance in that I want the best and most expensive of everything; it's more that when I do want something, like a record player which I just bought, I'm obsessed with the idea of having it, and I convince Jon to let me buy it (since we're at that stage in our lives where we're sharing finances and whatnot). I'm high maintenance in other ways too, but we'll just stick with that for now. 

Molly is super high maintenance as well. She's eats the most expensive dog food. She's too mature to play with toys. She doesn't sleep on the floor; she has to sleep on one of her three beds - an actual dog bed, a palette made of an old comforter, and a giant stuffed animal. She has her own insurance plan for the vet. When it comes to high maintenance pets, she pretty much takes the cake. She's a princess, and she's so worth it.

It's so weird how much my dog and I have in common, and Jon points out our similarities all the time. I love her dearly, and I'm so happy that my precious pup takes after her mom.

Do you have a dog? What do you love about your dog?

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48 comments :

  1. Omg this is so so so cute! I think little pets deserve to act like princesses/princes haha they're always worth it and they're usually better than most humans anyway hehe. Molly is so cute!

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  2. You forgot to say that you're both adorable! I'm in love with these pictures of Molly! I see what you mean about the side-eye sassiness.

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  3. This is hilarious! So cute!

    xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
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  4. Hahah this is so great! Your dog is really adorable and I love that you see similarities between you two. I don't have a dog but I have a fish who stresses out when he gets in the filter current... I tend to think I'm kind of like him.

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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  5. Love it! You and Molly are so adorable! I love that dogs have such different personalities.

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  6. Molly is so cute! I'm hoping to adopt a dog once I'm done with school and living on my own. Also, I love the new blog design. Looks great!

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  7. Ha! I love this post! And what a cute dog, makes me want one really badly, until I remember that my three children are basically like my pets and I really don't need someone else to feed and clean up after. :)

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  8. Molly is so cute. My dog is in Michigan right now and I truly miss cuddling with her.

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  9. I love dogs! We adopted a mutt about four years ago, and it was one of the best decisions we've ever made. You and your pup are PRECIOUS! Also, my daughter (who is obsessed with dogs) thinks you've won the internet for today--she's made me scroll up and down this post about ten times, all while she points to pictures of Molly and screams "DOGGEE!"

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  10. Your dog is adorable!! I miss cuddling with puppies!

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  11. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistOctober 6, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    I have a Shiba Inu and she is my world, right next to my daughter. She was my first baby and she will always be more important than anything. She is SO loving and intuitive. She is the only thing in this world that can make me feel better when I have a bad day. She is always there for me and I love her more than anything. I am so glad you found a soulmate ;)

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  12. Loooove this! The only thing my dog and I disagree on is selfie. I think Summer is a wee bit camera shy :( even when I attempt to take a photo of her, she just knows I got a camera in hand or something!

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  13. Hahahaha this is WONDERFUL!!! It made me miss my doggie sooooo much!!! I can't wait to be reunited with my own sassy, high maintenance canine!

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  14. I love this! I can't wait to get my own puppy someday!

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  15. OMG, these comparisons are totally hilarious. Loving this! And the photos - priceless!

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  16. Lol. Too funny. But isn't it strange how a like we are with our pets!

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  17. I just got a puppy this weekend, and he is a little furball! I can't wait until he gets older and gains even more of a personality. This post is adorable!

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  18. HAHA! I was just thinking the same thing about my roommate and his doxie...they are a lot a like! Molly is so adorable. I always said I wanted a cocakapoo, but now that I'm around a dachshund every day, I can't decide!!

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  19. Haha I agree! Pets are the best! And thank you! I think she's pretty adorable.

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  20. Haha thanks so much, Zoe! I think Molly is pretty dang adorable.

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  21. Thanks, Laura! I'm happy you enjoyed the post!

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  22. Haha that's hilarious! I used to have a fish named Bob when I was in elementary school. He only lived for 6 months.

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  23. Thanks so much, Valerie! I love Molly's personality. She's so crazy.

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  24. You should definitely get a dog as soon as you can! It's so nice having someone around who loves you all the time. And thanks so much! I think Emily did an amazing job on it! I'm obsessed.

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  25. Molly is definitely like my child. Now that she's in my life, I can't imagine life without a dog. I adore her.

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  26. Dog cuddles are the absolute best!

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  27. Awwww! I don't even know your daughter, but she's my new favorite person! Haha. In addition to Molly, my boyfriend and I have a mutt that his brother found on the side of street. We love dogs!

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  28. Thanks so much! Puppy cuddles are the best.

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  29. Dogs don't even talk, but they always know what to do to make you feel better. Molly always brightens my day.

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  30. Molly is camera shy too! She always turns away from the camera right when I'm snapping the pic and blurs out her face.

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  31. I love my sassy, high maintenance princess. I just can't imagine my life without a dog now.

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  32. Yes! I think you'll be an awesome dog mom!

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  33. Right?! It's really crazy how much Molly and I have in common haha.

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  34. Congratulations! That's so awesome. Puppies are the best!

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  35. That's so crazy. It's fun to notice similarities between Molly and me. I'm sure once you go to a shelter or find a dog off the street or something, you'll just fall in love and you'll know it's right!

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  36. Cuteness! I say the same about my dog. LOL. Loved this post.

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  37. Your dog is so cute! I think it's awesome that you have the same personality!

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  38. Haha! I don't have a dog but this post is so cute. That side eye from your dog is major ;)

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  39. I love this! I don't have a dog, but I do have two mini-me girls. :-)

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  40. Aww it is so cute when pets and owners have similar personalities. Sometimes it really is like they showed on 101 Dalmatians :)

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  41. I'm glad you know what I'm talking about haha. Dogs are the best!

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  42. Thank you! I think she's pretty dang adorable.

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  43. Haha, right?! She is so sassy! And she does it all. the. time.

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  44. Awww! Molly is pretty much my child since I don't have kids yet. That's so sweet that your girls are mini-mes. Or mini-yous.

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  45. Tommie Elizabeth DooleyJuly 9, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    What a cute pup!

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