My husband and I have an amazing, lovable dog named Penny. She is a 75 pound lap dog, who got her name from the show Big Bang Theory, and not because of her copper color. My husband recently brought to my attention that he felt like I put our dog before him. So I started to think about how Penny fits into our family and if I put too much emphasis on her being our child.
Many people have animals that they consider more like family members instead of pets. After all, these little guys (or big in my case) love us unconditionally and are always there to make us smile. How do we balance our love for our animals with our relationship with our significant other? This is a lesson I recently learned. We can spoil our fur children with treats, squeaky toys, and trips to the park, but keep in mind that she is not the only family member. We don’t want our significant other to feel left out so I have some simple tips to keep them both happy.
One simple step includes not letting your pet take over the couch. Make sure there is enough room for all human family members as well as our furry family members. Another tip is if you occasionally plan a full day around your pet, then you should do the same for your other half. My last and most important tip is give your other human family members as many kisses and hugs as you give your fur children.