16 Things You Know If You Grew Up With Dogs

By Jeremy Sutheim

Quick poll: how many legs did your childhood best friend have? If the answer is more than two, your family probably had at least one dog. Ahh, those were the days.

1. If there was a time when dog slobber grossed you out, it's long gone.

Dog licking baby.
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2. You probably had the sweetest, most patient dog ever.

things you know if you grew up with dogs
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3. You know what the weather is like based on how strong the wet dog smell is.

Dog in raincoat.
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4. No family portrait was complete without the dog.

Family of dogs on couch.
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5. You're never too worried when the dog eats something weird. It's probably fine.

Dogs eating at dinner table.
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6. All your best childhood memories involve dogs.

Dog and kid playing with garden hose.
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7. Dog hair everywhere is just a fact of life.

Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
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8. When someone asks how many people live in your house, you automatically include the dog(s).

Little girl with three big dogs.
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9. Your parents mixed up your name and your dog's name at least once.

Girl holding dog.
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10. You were never lonely growing up as long as you had your dog.

Girl and dog wearing tutus.
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11. Your friends who didn't have dogs were always so excited to come visit.

12. You automatically love every dog you see.

Assorted dog breeds in back of car.
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13. The holidays are a fun excuse to make your dog feel ridiculous.

Dog wearing reindeer antlers and christmas lights.
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14. When people say they don't love dogs, you legitimately have no idea how to respond.

15. If you got into trouble, chances are the dog was involved somehow.

Little boy and dog covered in blue marker.
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16. You're so used to having a dog around that you hardly notice they're there.

Dog sleeping on carpet samples in office.
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