Today’s post is a collaboration with my friend Jordyn of @thelittleemmettthatcould, an awesome Instagram account featuring stunning photos of handsome black lab mix, Emmett, in nature—and styled with fabulous gear, like hand-crafted bandanas from Urban Hound Co., for whom he is a model! She did a little photo shoot for me and Dakota, too (see a few of the shots below).
Here are 20 #dogmomproblems we came up with. Be sure to add your own in the comments below!
- When they try to walk you (Dakota)
- When they do something naughty and respond to your anger with sass
- When they are too smart for their own good
- When they demand endless belly rubs and kick you with their paws when you don’t comply
- When you can’t leave the house because there is a scary thunderstorm
- When they wait outside the door but refuse to come in (Dakota)
- When they won’t go potty when you want/ need them to
- When they eat your socks and underwear (Emmett)
- When you leave them alone for an hour come back to a chewed-up couch
- When they won’t sit still for your family photo shoot (Dakota)
- When they won’t stop licking their empty Kong that hasn’t had peanut butter in it for multiple days (Dakota)
- When they scoot their butt on your friend’s white kitchen floor and leave a streak (Emmett)
- When you have to use olive oil to clean sap off their furry behind after hiking
- When they give you their paw so hard it leaves a mark (Dakota)
- When they are known as a “drama queen” at the vet’s office (Dakota)
- When they are allergic to literally everything (Dakota)
- When they have too many bandanas and you can’t decide which one they should wear (Emmett)
- When they jump up on the counter at the pet food store and knock over the credit card machine (Dakota)
- When they are so shy that they hide under a car if someone comes up to you during your walk (Emmett)
- When they eat a whole loaf of your homemade bread (Dakota)
“I don’t want to look at the camera, Mom! I want to look for squirrels!”
Bonus: 5 #catmomproblems!
- When you have claw holes in every blanket
- When they take over your favorite chair
- When they walk across the keyboard and type gibberish into the middle of your blog post
- When they catch a mouse but decide to play with it instead of actually taking care of the problem
- When they consider the litterbox optional
Which ones can you relate to? Do you have any #dogmomproblems (or #catmomproblems) to add? Share them in the comments!