Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pets vs Kids

I have three kids and one cat (against my will, but here we are. The cat, not the kids.).  I don't understand people who have no kids and only pets and think the two are comparable. Really? Our cat lives in the garage.  We give it food and water every two or three days and it came potty-trained. Wait- did I just describe a cat or a kid? I get so confused...
Dan had a boss who was not married, but had a live-in girlfriend and they bought a kid dog. Dan had mentioned how sleepless his nights were and how much attention our baby (our oldest) required. His boss said, "I know what you mean! Our dog blah blah blah." Stop. Don't even try to compare my baby to your animal. They are not the same.  They will never be the same, no matter what you may think, ok?  Talk to me after your first kid, then MAYBE I'll be more sympathetic when you complain aobut your doggy and his naughty antics.
 Even though there's no fur or cute waggely tail, my child will give me hugs and say, "I  wuv you, Mommy." What does your dog say? I thought so. Barking and licks from a tongue (a tongue that also licks its behind and eats poop, mind you) don't count.

I have to go; the cat needs a diaper change.


  1. This is one of my "pet" peeves. And yet...I don't feel responsible enough to have a dog. What the heck?

  2. Except my dog is better behaved than my kids. He'll even go put himself to bed (in his crate!) at night when he gets tired. Find me a child that will do that! (Falling asleep on the couch does not count.)

    And my dog does say "I love you," it's just in that Scooby Doo voice.

  3. Okay, I just have to add, for the record, --none of my kids have ever chewed up any of our trees or our shoes, so they are still better.