Friday, August 16, 2013

Pooches: Miss M's FOMO

While so many have jumped on the YOLO bandwagon, it seems FOMO is the latest Urban Dictionary acronym craze. We imagined there should be a photo of Miss M next to the definition, because this "Fear Of Missing Out" defines her personality so well.
As an only dog, Miss M seemed to believe she had the perfect itinerary, but once we adopted her pet Mr. B she realized that maybe there were some things she was missing out on.
Her first big outburst of FOMO came when Mr. B and I were skateboarding and we happened to pass by Miss M walking A and her friend. As her head swiveled and she realized Mr. B was doing something she wasn't invited to do, she just could not contain her FOMO and was leaping and barking to join us. Miss M rarely barks, and this was one of the few times that we have actually heard Miss M bark when not sleeping and dreaming. 
After this realization, her FOMO became full blown. Miss M is always suspicious that we are out there doing fun and exciting things. Each time A and I come home, she will sniff us for several minutes to make sure we weren't doing anything better than her daily itinerary of eating a treat filled kong and laying out in the sun. 
If we happen to have shopping bags or boxes, she will inspect each one carefully, making sure nothing in them is better than her treat filled kong.
It is even worse if we go anywhere with just Mr. B, she will inspect him carefully, sniffing every inch of his body, especially his mouth to detect where he may have been and what he may have eaten.
The worst is when she comes home from somewhere and Mr. B was home with one of us. She will go all around the house, peeking in rooms searching for clues of the great adventures that she missed at home. 
In her old age, it appears that she is always aware of what she might be missing out on.
If she hears us talking on the phone, she needs to run over to the window to see if she is missing a person who might be visiting. If a random stranger on the street is talking on the phone she will even head swivel and stare to make sure she isn't missing out. 
Lucky for us, she doesn't know that she could be missing out on all sorts of things online...or does she?

Also:
Because his is always better
Not missing out
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11 comments:

OG said...

HYSTERICAL POST! love it! Perhaps you could quell her FOMO by sending Miss M out on detective adventures! She seems to make very thorough enquiries!

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

I literally LOL'd in a very crowded waiting room at this post! gah... no words, still giggling.

K-Koira said...

Poor thing. Its horrible to feel like everyone else is out having more fun than you!

sweetemaline said...

Turk also has a wicked case of FOMO! Whenever we leave with Moby - he freaks out because he is afraid we are doing something super fun without him. Little does he know that we are just working to make him a little more adoptable so he can eventually get back to having the house to himself again, which is Turk's ultimate goal...

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Debra@Peaceabull said...

Oh my gosh, thanks for the belly laugh! I'm sure my co-workers are enjoying a huge case of FOMO as I sit and laugh at my monitor...or they believe I'm crazy. Either way, I loved this post.

domesticgoddesse said...

This is so so funny :-) Both our pups are afflicted with this as well!

Michelle Kersey said...

The profile pic of Miss M is absolutely STUNNING!!!

RuthieJ said...

Too funny! Miss M has so much personality. I'm glad she is part of your family and that you share her life with us so we can all enjoy her outlook on life too.

Lagomorphmom said...

OMD, that is so well written and SO very true at our house as well. We are lucky to have a local mtn retirement place that we visit most weekends, so the pooches think if the DH doesn't go to work before me they must be going up to their 'dog park'. To the point where a couple don't eat breakfast. They are so sad when it's an off weekend or we don't go. As Cesar says, dogs love ritual and structure.

Luv My Rosie said...

These pups are so smart. Whenever my phone Rosie goes crazy as she thinks someone is coming over. Or maybe she really thinks the phone is for her???

Kristen Mui said...

Ha, so funny. That's why we're so thankful that our doggy day care is now open on Saturdays and Sundays. Now we can go on bike rides and other adventures a bit more guilt-free! :)

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