Dogs are funny creatures. If you don't believe me, there's an Illinois dog named Norman I'd like to introduce you to. Norman is a creature of habit. For example, he refuses to go potty without a kiss first just like the rest of us. Oh, wait...

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This is not a profound video that will change your life. However, it's one of those fun moments I'd prefer to share instead of the typical bummer news of the day. Here's what Norman's owner in Mount Zion, Illinois said about this particular little guy:

Every day when I get home from work I let the dogs out and walk down to get my mail. Norman won't go potty until I give him a kiss.

Here's the steps to Norman's bathroom routine: 1. Take Norman outside. 2. Kiss Norman. 3. Then, Norman finds qualifying tree. 4. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Personally, I think Norman is playing the system a little bit. He could certainly get rid of the excessive fluids without a kiss, but since his owner is convinced it can't be done, he wins.

We should all be more like Norman. You are welcome. Maybe this dog kissing then going potty moment is more profound than I thought.

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