Artist Perfectly Captures Life Before And After Getting A Dog

Your life changes a whole lot once you bring a dog home, and this artist captures it perfectly.

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It's a different life, but also BETTER. Via Mai & John/Facebook
It's a different life, but also BETTER. Via Mai & John/Facebook

Once you add a new member to your family, your life inevitably changes. Whether it’s a dog or a baby, you gain responsibilities, and another living creature depends on you for basic necessities.

An artist who simply goes by John has created a series of illustrations comparing life before and after getting a dog, and they are SPOT. ON. Based on his life with his own dog, Maimai, John nails the drastic, but wonderful changes that come with caring for a dog — everything from a home’s cleanliness to spending habits. As pet owners, we can all seriously relate to these drawings.

Here are seven things that will change once you get a canine companion:

1. The Food You Spend Your Last Dollars On

養狗前後的月底…給他花比自己還捨得…只有我這樣嗎@@”

Posted by 麥麥講 on Friday, August 21, 2015

Their need to eat right trumps your craving for fast food fries, every time.

2. The Photos On Your Phone

養麥麥之後,我的手機,多了一堆動物,有強迫症的!!

Posted by 麥麥講 on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Instead of selfies and fancy restaurant dishes, your dog’s happy face will occupy all of your phone’s photo memory.

3. What Greets You The Moment You Open The Front Door

養狗前後,回家的差別。

Posted by 麥麥講 on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Darkness and an empty room OR a wagging tail and a complete mess? What would you choose? Probably the latter.

4. The Overall Mood Of Your Family Members

這張畫好久…我父母超可愛,在麥麥跟阿福(我家小黑貓)來時一直極力反對,但不到一個月,疼他們比疼我還多,從小嚴肅的老爸,現在常常會聽到他用裝萌的聲音跟貓狗講話XD,看到我第一件事就是問 : 阿狗吃飯了沒?感謝粉絲:Wu Wen-Chi 提供靈感

Posted by 麥麥講 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It’s kind of hard to stay glum with a furry face rubbing against your leg.

5. The Way You Spend Your Free Time

沒有養狗前,下班可以到處亂晃,跟同事吃飯、唱歌。養了狗狗之後,每天只想趕回家,因為我知道 : 他等我等很久。感謝粉絲: 邱安琪 提供創作靈感

Posted by 麥麥講 on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Your dog’s unwavering desire to play outside will trump your inclination to stay inside on your couch all day.

6. The Way You Arrange Your Decor

女友送的第一個禮物、東京迪士尼的紀念品、第一次約會 在夜市夾到的玩偶 、畢旅在水族館的回憶最後都逃不過麥麥的法嘴。

Posted by 麥麥講 on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

If it’s within their reach, you know it’ll end up on the floor… and in pieces.

7. The Quality Of Your Tech Cords

上個月發生的事情,我生平第一支智慧型手機,買了新電線後兩天 被阿福摔壞了。最後在夜市買一隻爛爛的,不敢買太好的…

Posted by 麥麥講 on Monday, September 14, 2015

It’s all part of their plan to get you to pay more attention to them.

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