Michigan based illustrator knows exactly what it’s like to be a dog mom, and she wants you to know, too. From dawn until dusk, our pooches are either by our sides, or on our minds: starting with a good-morning kiss, these 10 web-comic illustrations take you through a regular dog owner’s day.


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Natalie describes herself as “…a professional doodler and maker of things. By day, I spin plates and manage projects in GTB’s award-winning design studio The Park. By night, I illustrate and document our world.” Check out her other illustrations by following the links below!

More info: nataliemarion.com | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: barkpost)

It’s not easy waking up at the buttcrack of dawn, but then again, this is a very cute alarm clock.

1. This is how we say good morning.

2. This is how we walk.

It’s normal for our dog to look better than us. Like, much better.

3. This is how we (try to) get ready.

We’ve gotten used to uninterrupted eye contact. Even in the shower. (Actually, especially in the shower.)

4. This is how we say goodbye (or not).

We say we’re late because of traffic. We don’t specify that it was the traffic at our front door.

5. This is how we go to meetings.

Our head is at the meeting, but our heart is somewhere else.

6. This is how we run errands.

Turns out the bank teller usually doesn’t need to see our entire camera roll of dog photos, but obviously we show them anyway.

7. This is how we “work.”

Everyone gets distracted at work — even dog moms.

8. This is how we reunite.

It’s easily the best part of everyone’s day.

9. This is how we do dinner.

ctually, maybe this is the best part? It’s a close second.

10. This is how we say goodnight.

Until tomorrow, sweet dreams…