7 Awkward Moments Only Dog Owners Can Relate To
Anyone who has a dog knows that canine companions bring tremendous joy and love into our lives. But they can also make things a little awkward for us. Here are 7 photos that capture uncomfortable situations only dog parents will understand.
1. Every Meal Time Is a Guilt Trip
Use every ounce of your being to keep from looking into those eyes. Once eye contact is made, it's over.
2. When Strangers Walk up to Pet Your Dog, but Ignore Your Existence
This is the President of France petting President Clinton's dog, Buddy. Poor Bill just wanted to work out some bilateral trade agreements, but Buddy stole the show.
3. When You Meet Another Dog and Have to Make Small Talk With the Owner
While the dogs are busy sniffing each others' butts, you and the owner engage in a nails-on-chalkboard conversation. What's even more awkward is trying to politely end the conversation so you can walk away without looking like a jerk.
4. When You Leave the House, but Don't Take Them With You
*Cue sad music.* I'll be back for you. The grocery store is only 5 minutes away. It's cold there and the cashiers are full of teenage angst. Don't look at me like that.
[Puppy dog eyes get even bigger, rounder, and more guilt-inducing]
Fine. I'll bring you back some sausages.
5. When You Come Home Smelling Like Another Dog
"Every move you make, everywhere you go, every dog you pet, I'll be sniffing you." I think that's a song by The Police.
6. When You Realize You Spoil Your Dog More Than Your Children
You don't see this in the picture, but the pouty children are standing behind the camera with woebegone looks on their faces, wishing they were a dog.
7. When You Try to Imitate Your Dog but Fail
This dog is like, "You're embarrassing yourself, Karl. Please stop."
In the End, You Get a Laugh out of It
Despite the awkward moments, your dog still brings a big ol' grin to your face.