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Before striking out the differences between a dog lover and a dog parent, let's understand the actual meaning of them. A dog lover is the one who loves or admires watching dog activities or videos, but a dog parent is the one who himself owns a dog and takes its care. Dog lovers can enjoy being with dogs, but they don't need to deal with the responsibility part. Many things change when you turn from a dog lover to a dog parent.
Kelly Angel, an artist who illustrates the differences between being a dog lover vs. being a dog parent has come up with something interesting. Let's see what.
Dog lovers usually enjoy their comfy bed wholly whereas the dog parents are unable to afford a lovely complete bed because it is now shared by their dogs.
For dog lovers, all dogs are equal in their eyes and if you ask dog parents, they find only their dog as the best amongst all. Well, you're thinking right.
Dog lovers enjoy their nights dreaming about sweet puppies as they can roll over the bed anytime but this is not the same case with dog parents as their bed and couch is now their dog's couch and bed, and so they are at the mercy of their dog's timetable.
For dog lovers, it is just a matter of spending some quality time with the dogs or dog-sit them for few hours but taking care and responsibility comes totally to the dog parents. They are required to know deep details about their dogs.
As a dog lover, you can enjoy a stress-free relaxing vacation but what if you own a dog, you first have to think about the dog-friendly places and then shoot for vacations.
Clicking selfies of your own is just a simple task for dog lovers as you don't require to instruct the dogs, but I pity dog lovers in the case of selfies, as after every picture they need to ask their dogs to look for the poses.