Tag / pets,

Collage of man and dog resemblance.

1. PET TWIN. I know it’s a common observation that people look like their pets, but it was still a shock to me when my daughters saw a recent picture my wife had taken of our dog and said, “That looks just like Dad!” Of course I don’t see any resemblance between my physiognomy and a Yorkshire Terrier’s, but I am a little worried that others might draw the same conclusion my daughters did. At 54, I’m too settled with my looks to consider any extreme makeovers that might make me appear less canine-like, but I have made one important change. I no longer complain about the expense when my wife takes our dog to a professional groomer. I am suddenly very invested in making sure our little Yorkie always looks his best.

Okay, I have to admit I am a little jealous about how much our Yorkie "looks up" to my wife. I can't get him to do anything!

1. BETA AM I. I’ve decided not to take offense and act as if my manhood is being challenged just because the dog clearly considers my wife the alpha male in our house.