Does this ever happen to you? You’re going to get groceries at the mall, and it’s time for the goodbyes. At that point, your cares tend more towards your dogs than your spouse. Yes? Do you ever ask the question, ‘Do I love my dog more than my partner?’
Welcome to the club!
In this club, the atmosphere feels like there isn’t enough love to share – doesn’t it?
On one side: there is the love of your life and your prince charming. On the other: you have the furry, tail-wagging member of the family.
So, who gets the hug? Who gets the “I love yous” and the “awn-moments?
The four-legged beauty does always receive all the love – doesn’t it?
Funny enough, your hubby would then stand in awe and jealousy as you dote on your cute canine. The funniest part: you would even repeat words that the dog hardly understands.
- I love you, dog.
- Don’t miss mama, you little love pup.
But why is it like that? Why does the dog receive most of the love? More importantly, how can you ensure that your hubby doesn’t get into a jealous overdrive?
Understanding Why Dogs Are Such Lovable Creatures
Long Shared History of Love
Millenia ago, a group of scavengers would scamper across cavemen’s camp in search of food. The members of this so-called group all had long, cold muzzles. More terrible, they had a knack for stuffing their noses around.
However, one of these long-muzzle creatures would often stay around. While other members of the group runoff in their quick feet, it would stare at the cavemen – with keen attentiveness and a longing to be with them.
Fortunately, the cavemen soon noticed the outlier and named it a dog. Since then, humans have shared duties, food, and shelter with their canine friends.
Today, even when your puppies rarely do a task other than lying around looking cute, you still lavish your hard-earned money on it. In return, you receive an all-encompassing and inexplicable love.
Like Bruno Mars, your love pup will readily jump in front of a train or plane to keep you safe. Such unselfish and pure affection!
Fun All The Way
Affections aside, your dog is a playful creature. Every moment with that furry quick-feet makes you crave for more. And why won’t you?
By just staring into the eyes of your pet, you get a rush of the feel-good hormone. Like a jolt of happiness, dogs send a shiver down your spines.
Indeed, there is no standard form of communication between you and your adorable canines. Nonetheless, through activities such as “fetch and catch” and “walks in parks,” you have a complete understanding of each other.
As such, your dog can tell when to bring you the most fun to calm your stressful day. Or when to spice you up a bit. About spice, see how cute your pet makes your selfies.
However, is it all (fun and love from dog) worth thirsting your hubby for attention and care?
Balancing Your Dog-Spouse Love Relationship
Already, your hubby is a pet lover. Else, you won’t have a dog at home. In that case, also let him know how much you care.
Take a cue from the parents of Ted and Tim Templeton from Boss Baby. Your hubby and dog can have your attention all the same.