The opportunity to interact with breeds, sizes, shapes, and temperaments of dog that I would otherwise have little opportunity to experience.
The opportunity to spend literally hours stroking them, inhaling their hot breath, thoroughly massaging their paws and brushing their teeth and cleaning out their precious little velvety ears, and having those activities be not only socially accepted but encouraged, as they are part of my profession.
And then there are the enormous orders I feel totally justified in placing with PetEdge.com.
Of course I need an entire gallon of Espree Hypo-Allergenic Coconut Shampoo.
And of course I didn't just get another gallon of Top Performance GloCoat Conditioning Shampoo only because it meant I got a free 17 ounce Top Performance Green Tea & Mint Shampoo, but because I genuinely needed that product in order to be successful in my career.
but I didn't just get 16 ounces of The Stuff Detangler and Conditioner,
and 16 ounces of Fresh n Clean No Tangle Spray
just because I have a weakness for canine health and beauty products that smell good.
No, that would be because I'm a professional.
Do YOU have a positive outlet for your dog-related and purchase compulsions?
Or do you simply embrace who you are, and the crazy dog lady (or gent) obsessions that go with it?