You know you’ve seen it. That look in your dog’s eye as they peer at you from across the kitchen that plainly says, “I know that I’m the brains of this outfit, human.” They still love you. They still think you’re the best. But, they are under no illusion that they’re not the smartest person in the room.

Honestly, they’re probably right. Aside from humans, dogs are the most successful animal species on earth – having survived and thrived for thousands of years. Their intelligence is nuanced and varied enough that it can even be tested on an individual basis using canine specific qualities to asses their doggie IQ, so to speak. So rich and complex is their understanding of their environment that they’ve even been known to sigh as a response to actions, or inactions, around them.

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Sometimes it’s a sigh of contentment…other times it’s a sigh of, “Are you kidding me?” If you’re hearing the latter from your beloved canine roommate more often than not, it’s possible that he’s looking at you with love while appraising you scathingly in his mind. Where could his irritation be coming from? Maybe he’s thinking one of these things.

1. “I’m beginning to think you’re only pretending to throw the ball and that it’s been in your hand this entire time…”

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2. “I know I can hear you open the treat bag from space, but I’m just gonna act like I didn’t hear you say it was time to leave the bark park.”

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3. “They will write odes about the vengeance I will strike down upon you for this.”

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4. “I think it’s already been established that I’m the ‘good boy.’ Your instance on continuing to ask who it is boggles my mind.”

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5. “Here’s what I think of your doggie daycare plan, buddy.”

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6. “This is my ball. I have no clue why you keep tossing it around the yard, but make no mistake, this is mine and I’m going to continue to bring it back to you and stare directly at you until you get it.”

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7. “If you involve the cat in this, I promise you I will eat her liter with reckless abandon during the night.”

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8. “Why did you bring this thing here?! Oh my god, why?!”

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9. “I eat garbage Susan, stop trash shamming me.”

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10. “You left and I didn’t think you were ever coming back, what choice did I have but to eat only the left shoe from several pairs in the closet? You have no one to blame for this but yourself.”

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11. “Donna, could you please drop your sandwich just, like, for once?”

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12. “You’ve been replaced, keep moving.”

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13. “Stop calling my name so loudly, I’m mortified that you named me Skippy.”

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14. “Sometimes, late at night, I dream of a land where I’m running free and wild…and then you poke me with your toe to wake me up and I loathe you for it with every shred of my soul.”

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15. “Before you even ask – yes, I specifically sauntered over to the rug to shake off after I got out of the water.”

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16. “We both know I won’t be sleeping in this bed, nice try though – I’m sure it was pricey. See you tonight in my usual position with my feet in your face.”

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17. “I literally can’t take a dip in peace, but you get all squirrely when I stare at you on the toilet? Hypocrisy is a crazy thing, my friend.”

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18. “I could have been anyone. A king amongst kings. Yet, you insist on blowing raspberries on my belly in front of company. This is what my life has become.”

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19. “You did NOT just say the word ‘vet.’ I’m not even kidding, I will eat every ounce of this grass and spew in your car if it even APPEARS we’re heading in that direction.”

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20. “You don’t want me on the couch? Sure, honey. Let’s see how that pans out once you leave for work.”

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21. ” I REFUSE TO STOP EATING ROCKS, STOP TRYING TO RUN MY LIFE!”

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22. “This is exactly what I think of that new dog food you spent countless hours researching and then drove two towns over to procure.”

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23. “My ears aren’t gonna scratch behind themselves there, pal.”

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24. “Oh, so, now it’s suddenly unacceptable to respond to a siren I heard two miles away with the song of my people?”

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25. “I absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt, know where you sleep.”

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Don’t worry. All annoyance aside, your fur baby loves you anyway – after all, you gave her a home and you feed her and you always let her know she’s a pretty girl. Don’t have a canine cuddle buddy of your own? Millions of dogs are anxiously awaiting a fur-ever home, so remember to adopt vs. shop and click HERE for more information on all things dog.

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