People Who Treat Their Dogs Like Children


So far since I started this blog no one has outright flamed me and called me a jerk, but I think today might be that day.  I know many of you out there are dog lovers and I fully expect to hear from a couple of you.

Let me start by saying I've never had a dog.  I never even wanted a dog.  Once I dog-sat for my brother's dogs for a weekend and I thought I'd die from the pressure (because in those days, those dogs WERE his kids and I was terrified one was going to die on my watch).  I don't really like dogs.  I think they're cute and adorable and what not, but I also think they stink, they make a big mess and they're expensive.  I've already got two kids who are cute, adorable, stinky, make big messes and cost me a ton of money why in the world would I bring a dog into the mix??  Now that I've made that list I can see how people might think they're similar - but I don't.

A dog is not a child.  A child is that tiny human being that lives in my house.  It walks and talks and poops in a toilet (finally!).  It cannot be left alone for the day chained in the yard with a bowl of water and a rawhide bone.  It doesn't sleep in a cage or in my bed.  It has never chewed up my shoes or drank out of the toilet.


(I do have one child who has an imagination and PRETENDS to be a dog.  Shocker.  She was born in the Chinese Year of the Dog and we unknowingly gave her a dog name.  She never had a chance.)

I love when we go to a party and we meet "dog parents."  We make small talk and it finally comes up:  "Do you have kids?"  I'll ask.

"No.  But we have a dog."

"Oh...that's nice."

"Yes.  It's just like having a child.  She's our baby.  Would you like to see a picture of her?"

At this point they are met with an awkward silence from the Hubs and myself, because we truly do not know how to respond.  If we open our mouths, we will surely say something rude like, "Hell no.  It's a dog.  I'd barely be interested in seeing a picture of a real baby if you actually had one so I definitely don't want to see a picture of your dog."

Or I might say to them,  "Oh your dog is like a baby?  Oh really?  Do you prefer Pampers or Huggies?  Are you nursing?  Isn't pumping a bitch?  Who is your daycare provider or are you home with the little darling?  Is she talking yet?  Is she eating solids yet?  Who is your pediatrician?  Where do you do Mommy & Me classes?  Does she sleep through the night?"  

And then I'd just go on my rant:

Yeah, your dog is nothing like a baby.  

You can knit sweaters for it and put bows in its hair and push it around in those weird doggie strollers or carry it in your Prada bag but it's still a dog.  You can talk to it in baby talk and cuddle it like a baby - but it's not a baby.

Your dog is not a person.

Your dogs licks its own balls.  I don't know any people who do that.  You don't need to leave the TV on for it when you leave the house to run errands.  Your dog does not like CSI.  (And BTW you can't have it both ways.  If your dog is like a baby then CSI is completely inappropriate.  Real babies don't watch CSI.  Better try Dora instead - then maybe your dog could learn Spanish.)  You don't need to take your dog to see a shrink when it seems sad and get some Puppy Prozac or a medium so it can communicate with you.  ("Your dog is telling me how much she loves you and wishes you'd rub her belly more often.  That'll be fifty bucks.")

I will never go to a memorial service for a dog.  (These exist, people.  I've heard about them.  Slide shows set to music and eulogies for Pepper the Best Dog in the World.)

I know that your dog is nothing like my kids because I'll feel bad when your dog dies.  I will.  (I'm not heartless!)  But losing a dog is nothing like losing a child.  If you lost a child, I'd be heartbroken for you.  I wouldn't be able to fathom the absolute unbearable pain you would have - because that was your child.

That was the little person whose first word was "Mommy" and draws "foldable hugs" for you to carry around in your pocket so you can have a hug anytime you need one.  That was the little person who loves puppies and wants a pair of damn Shape Ups.  Does your baby want Shape Ups?  Or an iTouch?  Or a DS?  I doubt it - because he's a dog.

OK dog lovers, let me know what a jerk I am.  I can take it.

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MustBe Kidding said...

I treat my dog not like a kid like you so ignorantly observe but more like a living, feeling, being who has anxiety, has to take a piss, gets hungry, feels pain, feels loneliness, needs love and loves back. I treat him better than I would a kid, kids are ungrateful, selfish brats with two hands and feet who can open a door themselves if they want (although most are too lazy and prefer mommy does that for them). I make sure my dog is comfortable at all times since he is unable to prepare a meal if he gets hungry...so what exactly do you mean when you say, treat him like a kid? Explain.....
F*ck makes

MustBe Kidding said...

I am blessed to be able to have kids...I choose not to. I prefer dogs they are much more grateful, loving & loyal not to mention far less smelly, sloppy, expensive and all those other things your narcissistic self has mentioned....

MustBe Kidding said...

Here's a smart one. Finally! Love this girl....so true!

MustBe Kidding said...

Yeah, I would probably agree if I too had Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Sorry about your bad luck.

MustBe Kidding said...

PS. People, just because a grown women does not have kids does not mean she is "suffering" "can't have them" or "in pain".
I don't want them! HELLO!

MustBe Kidding said...

This blogger is over the top. A jerk. What do you think? Dogs are to be treated like crap you sociopathic bitch?

MustBe Kidding said...

freak. sociopath. seek life elsewhere.

MustBe Kidding said...

So what. It is to him..and maybe your boss doesn't see your kids as important as his dog. TO HIM it is HIS (i.e, the closest thing to loving a child of your own or a kid...it's the love for something...someone wdog owners are describing dumbasses!) And BTW, your child is a self centered annoying brat. -- Some people feel the same way about your "precious" children as you do about their "smelly" dog. Get the picture PEOPLE????

MustBe Kidding said...

AND KIDS CAUSE COLDS, FLU, STREP THROAT, LICE and a whole other slew of disgusting diseases! I'd rather have allergies. Thank you!

Erin said...

I Do realize that this is a very old post, and many of you will not even read what I am commenting on here, But to all of the above who Claim Dogs are better than children, You really need to get a life! The reason why your dogs Supposedly love you unconditionally, And the reason why children moan and groan and throw tantrums, and can grow up to be spoiled or Neurotic, is because humans are much smarter than dogs! Your dog does not go over and lay down on the floor and go to sleep when it is tired because it is being nice to you and doesn't want to bother you, it is not smart enough to know that it does not have to go to sleep, it is not smart enough to Beg and plead to go outside and play ball. Your dog does not Cry or moan or give you a hard time because it is too dumb to do so. The reason your children Throw tantrums and ask for something else to eat then what you prepared, And scream, and hit or kick you, and beg for toys in the store, Is because they have a higher IQ than a pet and they know that there are certain things they want and want to try to get those things.

Anonymous said...

I would have gotten rid of the fleabag. It is just an animal. It doesn't matter AT ALL compared to a child.

Anonymous said...

Dogs are just animals. They don't fucking matter compared to humans. I would slaughter a million dogs to save the dirtiest homeless bum. You people just latch on to them because you are social misfits who have trouble forming meaningful attachments to people. Only a dumb animal can tolerate your various neuroses.

CrimsonLocs said...

If you saw two toddlers drowning (God forbid! this is a rough example but I'm just picking up where you left off) and could only choose one toddler to save, does that mean you're going to hell because you chose one over the other? No way. You choose what's important to you. If my dog was drowning next to your child, you'd better believe I would grab my pooch first, same as you would grab the kid. If it was a random baby vs a random dog, it's more socially acceptable to ppl like you to save the baby. I likely would save a random kid before the random dog. But I also wouldn't fault the person who saved the dog first. We would save whoever has more significance.

CrimsonLocs said...

I totally agree with Ashley.

CrimsonLocs said...

Maybe he's not as great as you think he is. No offense but not everyone thinks your child is as fabulous as his parents do.

CrimsonLocs said...

Beautifully stated!!

CrimsonLocs said...

TomandKristen you seem to be very miserable with your life and you seem tobe ssearching for validation. I truly hope you seek counseling. You have a lot of insecurity... people who are truly unhappy try to put other people down to puff themselves up.

CrimsonLocs said...

this made me lol

CrimsonLocs said...

this is perfect, especially the part about knowing an animal's time is different. I know that I will likely outlive my dog and it makes me enjoy every moment with her so much more.

Michelle said...

People need to chill a little about this. I think the real point is that while it is not in an animal's best interest "treat" it like a child (dressing it up, carrying it around all the time, etc) there is nothing wrong with "loving" it like a child as long as it is not harming anyone. People who love a child will give it love and affection. They will sacrifice for him/her. And many people feel them same way about their pets. It does not mean we have an unhealthy attachment to our animals. It just means that we see them as a true member of our family and if a person does not have children of their own that animal can receive all the love that the person would typically lavish on a child. I am not saying that an animal is equal to a child. I do not have children. But I do live in a home with a roommate who has two young children. And if there was some sort of disaster and I was home alone, I might be tempted to put myself in jeopardy to save my pets. But if it came down to making sure the kids (who are not mine) and the cats (who are) were safe, I would chose the kids every time. It is a choice that would break my heart but in reality is no choice at all. So as long as no harm is being done to any animals or children...chill out people. People that try to show you endless pictures of their animals OR kids are annoying. But being polite enough to say "how nice for you" when shown a picture here or there is no skin off my nose regardless of it is a picture of a dog, baby, wedding gown, or some horrible new decorating scheme.

Also - You are not required to like dogs. You are not required to like children. Neither of these makes you a bad person. I personally like both. But I am not going to try to convince a person who does not want to kids to have them and am certainly not going to tell some who does not like dogs to go adopt one. What bothers me more that people treating animals like babies and people blowing off other people's feelings and saying "Oh you will change your mind once you have them". That is just rude...and wrong.

Kizone Kaprow said...

I agree with everything you wrote. In fact, I wish you had been a little meaner. People who call their nasty dogs "fur babies" and let them sleep in their beds with them and stink up the sheets are worse than Hitler. They value animals over human beings and deserve to be mocked.

Gina Di Camillo said...

I dont know anyone would take the time to write a sort of jerky article. I am a mom raised two kids that are now young adults. Yes, i baby my dogs and treat them in a child like manner. Yes i am very aware they arent human. No i dont pull out pictures of them at gathrings and go on and on about them but i didnt do that with my kids pictures either(i cant stand parents that brag)As for a dog Really they have the mind equivlemcy of a 2 year old. That being said i have trasferred all my caretaking maternal energy into my puppy kids yes i sleep with them ys i talk to them yes i love them because they are part of my world and part of my family oth my grown kids treat them like little fur babies when they come to visit. Always having a pet in the house has taught my children how to love and care for something besides them selves. Its a great pre parenting experience for kids. When i am depressed my dogs cheer me up when i look into their eyes i see nothing but pure love there yes they give as much as they take.They are always happy to see me maybe because i am pack leader but i like to think its cause they love being with me. my dogs dont make messes as you said nor do i chain them to a fence all day and expect them to be ok, There is a connection between animal and humans and a connection i would guess you never will have the good fortune to experience! Apparently between you and your brother he is the one who learned how to "love" and care for other living things.As for me i dont trust people who have a dislike of animals, any person i had the misfortune to meet who was a none animal lover usually ended up being an untrustworthy jerk.

Gina Di Camillo said...

so true no college for these guys! not even doggy training school!

Aubry Miller said...

My dogs have been there for me throughout the hardest moment of my life when I lost someone I love. They have been my rock throughout college to my move from the East Coast to the West Coast not knowing a single soul, they are what I look most forward to coming home to.

Your right my dogs aren't children. BUT I LOVE THEM MORE THAN ANYTHING AND THEY DESERVED TO BE SPOILED AND TREASURED AND LOVED JUST AS MUCH AS ANY KID. They support and take care of me more than I can ever do for them. They love you unconditionally and will risk their lives to protect you. Can you say the same thing about a kid? A dog's loyalty is infinite and the joy and happiness they bring to my life is indescribable.

I feel sorry for those of you that judge others for their love of their dogs. Who are you to say and measure how a person's love for a dog is nothing or of lesser value compared to that of a person's love of a child...if someone feels like their dogs are their kids, IT'S THEIR OWN FEELINGS AND THEIR OWN LIFE and YOUR JUST A SELF RIGHTEOUS PRICK. It's so embarrassing for you to assume your so much more knowledgeable about love than anyone else. AND I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU PEOPLE.

I'm sorry but I rather see dogs in bags, strollers or leashes at stores or any public place rather than a bunch of children who are crying, throwing temper tantrums, running around, touching everything, breaking things because their parents arent responsible or respectful enough to watch them more carefully.

An important fact: I'm as interested in seeing pictures or hearing about your children as much as you are of hearing about my dogs. Consider that the next time you feel the need to tell anyone about whatever your kid(s) did when no one asks. Do you know how much effort it takes to fake interest and how annoying it is to say "Awww so cute!" But we do it to spare your feelings and to be polite so maybe you should be a little bit considerate yourself.

I would rather be a "weird dog person" than a judgemental asshole any day. And if our society had more "weird dog people" we would be a more friendly and accepting place.

Aubry Miller said...

Awww did someone who loves dogs break your poor pathetic heart? Or do dogs just sense a darkness in you and steer clear of your negative energy. I feel like you dont have many friends or meaningful relationships with an attitude like that and I feel sorry for you...not even a "dumb animal" can probably stand you.

August Smith said...

Sure babies are cute, then they grow up to be ungrateful, ingrate bastard teenagers who will possibly slit your throat while you're asleep because you took their cell phone or their computer privileges away. Sorry but I opted out of having kids a long time ago and AM HAPPY to be childless. I am actively involved in saving the lives of abused and neglected dogs. My dogs are always happy to see me when I come home, they demand nothing from me except a little attention and maybe the toss of a ball. I credit myself for saving not only the lives of many dogs but also the life of an elderly gentleman who was contemplating suicide due to the death of his wife. He adopted a medium, reddish brown female dog whom I rescued off death row with less than an hour to live; he wrote me a beautiful letter thanking me for saving this dog's life and for saving his - he found something to live for, something to get up in the morning for and something that loved him back. So while some of my dogs do lick their balls, I know plenty of kids who pick their noses and eat their boogers, I don't know of any dogs who do that ! !!!

August Smith said...

Brittney, you SUCK. I hope you don't get anymore dogs or any animals for that matter once this one passes away.

Greene Opinion said...

Excellent. I like animals, kids I have chosen to live without and they're nice as long as they are someone elses, but the whole anthropomorphising thing is way out of hand! Get a grip, cat, dog, whatever, it is just a pet. Good article.

MsMayes said...

Agreed. I used to not like dogs much, never wanted one and especially not one in my home!!! but my ex bought two toy poodles because, as he justified it, the kids were growing up so fast and have never had a dog! that was three years ago, and now those same kids are teenagers who dont give a rats ass about said poodles and would rather hang out with their friends. So who gets stuck with the cleaning, feeding, brushing, walking and taking holidays in dog friendly places? not the ex and not the kids. I've woken up to the sound of them vomiting on my carpet, only to find the bathroom covered in dog sh*t as well. Guess again who got stuck with cleaning up that mess!! But aside from that, those little buggers do get under your skin and I do love them dearly. Just wish they belonged to someone else!!!

Michelle Charles said...

honestly the love you feel for an animal is just like any type of love its a relationship that gets built. i don't care how great children are they aren't the best thing in the world and to compare them to everything is foolish. you won't appreciate anything else the way you could if you have a mindset that nothing else can compare to having children. everything has it's values and importance. there is a difference between being just a pet owner and actually seeing a dog as a living breathing creature that needs love, appreciation, kindness, etc they have the same needs we do. you have no idea that some of us have this strong love and bond with our dog it develop naturally your heart open up for those animals you see them so differently and and you understand them more. not everyone with a dog or animal can experience that. it just happens i wouldn't trade that for any child. my dog is what i have and that is what i love. i love my dog more than any random child or other people children. your children are stranger how the hell does your love for them have anything to do with the love i have for my dog there is nothing to compare whatever you have in your life that's what your going to love most. if you only see animals as animals you won't ever appreciate them you set limits on what you expect from them. spend some time with a small dog or puppy just observe them and you will see the difference open your heart a little

Anon said...

“At least the crazy dog people aren't raising self-centered, selfish, neurotic, entitled, spoiled children who will one day run the world!

Nope. Instead, “dog parents” raise an animal that exists solely for the purpose of being taken from its mother as a baby so that it can be a substitute child that will never be able to love them or care about them the way a human child can.

Did you hate yourself as a kid? Did you hate all your young relatives? Did your parents raise you to be a horrible person, since that’s apparently the only kind of child one can raise? Or are the only “bad” humans people other than you?

Dogs give unconditional love, yadda, yadda, yadda. What things can a dog, with its simple mind, crave for in life? Food, water, and attention. What things do dog owners give their dogs? Food, water and attention…so much for unconditional. If dogs give unconditional love, how do you explain dog attacks? Why would a dog who jumps a fence to maul a child instead show them unconditional love instead? Why doesn’t my neighbor’s dog like me as much as its owner? An animal becoming attached to a creature that gives it things they want is not unique to dogs. Pet pigs, cats, chickens, parrots, rodents, and other animals display the same behavior.

I like dogs, but wacky dog people are silly. They’re not children. Who would get their “child” castrated so that it’s easier to contain them in their yard? Lol

I view people who have dogs/cats as their “children” the same as those who have teddy bears or realistic baby dolls as their “children.” Even though they're probably happy, aside from the extreme misanthropy some of them seem to have, I can't help but feel a little sorry for them.

Tri Nguyen said...

If you spell DOG backward it spells as GOD. God put dogs on earth to remind human of his unconditional love for the,. God hate dog therefore you hate God. May your soul burn in hell for eternity.

tubby3pug said...

I know my dogs are not kids, thats why I have them. Dogs are much better.

Sonny Hampton said...

Some Sick [email protected]@ people. I just watched my dog lick his nutts for ten minutes. I have 6 son and have never seen any of them do that. I really don't like dogs. I think they are nasty. I have 1 because there are so many crazy people in the world he is used to protect my home and is safer then guns. But if it wasn't for that...hell no!

Sonny Hampton said...

Some Sick [email protected]@ people. I just watched my dog lick his nutts for ten minutes. I have 6 son and have never seen any of them do that. I really don't like dogs. I think they are nasty. I have 1 because there are so many crazy people in the world he is used to protect my home and is safer then guns. But if it wasn't for that...hell no!

srebrina said...

bahahah kudos for being honest! I hate dogs too!

srebrina said...

This article explains exactly how I feel. I hate dogs - little ones, big ones, furry, naked, male, female all of them. But I do love my baby - my human real baby that I can not wait to raise and love and cuddle for ever and ever.

Daven Lee said...

Dogs are saints, humans are sinners who will condemn in hell.

Daven Lee said...

Stop having babies. There is not enough space in hell for all your fucked up babies.

Daven Lee said...

Dogs are saints, humans are sinners who will condemn in hell.

Allan Pacey said...

Why are people disgusting for pushing their dog around in a stroller. Eccentric and caring is surely a far more pleasant way to look at people who dont fit the norm. You haters really need to grow a brain...

Female Pleasures Boutique said...

I've had a beautiful cat die in my arms when she was 14 years old... And I've had my gorgeous blue eyed 9 month old son take his very last breath as tears rolled down my face. My cat, although sad I got over her death. My son on the other hand, now 4 years after his death I will never get over the pain of losing. I totally agree.. NOT THE SAME AT ALL!

Pauline Easter said...

Stacey, ditto.

Jen NOLA said...

Dogs are not like children. People do not breed children to rip each other apart. Shelters do not euthanize 6 million children a year. People who hideously torture and abuse children go to jail, and don't get probation. Until there are fewer assholes mistreating dogs I will love everyone I encounter with all I have. Including my Boston Terrier, who is snoring her furry little ass off at the foot of my bed right now. And for the record, the people I want to punch in the throat are those who deign to tell other people how to live and feel, and to belittle them purely because they are different.

Jen NOLA said...

Dog clothes are appropriate when you dogs are cold. Even sled teams put coats on their dogs sometimes. My boston hates cold and rain so she gets sweaters and raingear. My JRT thinks clothes suck and cold is OK so he gets nothing

Anonymous said...

God I hate people like you. I know that sounds harsh, but you are exactly the parent that is destroying society today. Your child is so precious that you have to flaunt your parenthood in everyone's face. You having a baby wasn't a miracle. It's the result of you having sex with someone. That is it.

So many children are delightful. They're important to the world. But to talk about dogs the way you have is so incredibly disrespectful, it makes me want to hunt you down and throat punch you.

Dogs are a huge reason why many people with disabilities have freedom.

When you're little Timmy gets lost and you call the police, dogs are there waiting to help find him.

Dogs find skin cancer when the smartest doctors can't. They predict seizures and lower people's blood pressure.

Dogs don't just sniff out bombs during war, they help veterans cope with the traumatic aftermath of war.

They're security guards in buildings. They help farmers herd livestock. They protect police officers and hunt down bad guys. They comfort people who are so crippled by fear they can't function. They rescue swimmers in the water.

Did you know a dog understands as many words as a human toddler?

They're astronauts. They're athletes. They're even actors.

350 dogs spent months at the 9/11 site recovering bodies. Hundreds more gave comfort to hurricane victims, student survivors of school shootings and basically every tragedy this country has faced in decades.

You can dislike dogs. I don't really care. But when you disrespect them in the way you did, you should really be ashamed of yourself.

Dogs save more lives than children do. And they never have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store because you didn't buy them the right cereal.

Have a nice day.


peter pedersen said...

I like animals, I don't love them, but, I just finished reading a story about a beagle who bit a childs nose half off because the child (4 years old) was pulling it's tail, and yet, the dog lover still wanted to keep the dog and hopefully teach it to behave. I'm sorry people but some of you animal lovers are just living in la la land. I think the whole argument about children and animals just comes down to what the individual animal lover believes to be true in his or her own mind with complete disregard for anything other than your own selfish feelings. .For those of you who prefer animals over children then I can only say thank god you won't have children, because children deserve intelligent and caring parents. If a person attacked your childs face I wonder if you would defend them as well ??

peter pedersen said...

The reality is, the only reason dogs save lives is because humans train them to do what they want them to. Do you think the dog wakes up one morning and thinks to himself, you know, I might go out today and save some humans or recover some bodies because I feel like I want to give back to society. Maybe you do ? I can only say that I appreciate what a dog can be trained to do and appreciate that they have a good nose and heightened senses but, respect a dog ?? The dog is trained to do as his master teaches him, that is all. so, I respect the trainer because without him, the dog would just spend his time licking his balls and fetching sticks. Obviously you cannot see the difference.

Brooke Cummins said...

In comparison sure they differ on how they are raised ect they are different species but you can love them the same as you would a child, I have lost three children and can no longer have children so I got a puppy and let me tell you I love that dog like I did my children of course my children came first there was a stronger bond but love is love and it comes in all forms! So no they are not a child but for some people it's as close to one as we can ever get so while there is a difference there still is extreme love and like I said love comes in all forms, also a dog or pet depends on, plays with, keeps you company, there for you, loves you back unconditional and would do anything they could being the species they are, so raising a child is a hell of a lot different but so is raising a dog from a child you really can't compare them

Bring Haklab Down! said...

Who the hell wants to deal with kids?! Much rather have furbabies instead, and yes my dogs would get spoiled. Also if seeing dog posts bothers you that much, get off the internet.

Bring Haklab Down! said...

Who the hell wants to deal with kids?! Much rather have furbabies instead, and yes my dogs would get spoiled. Also if seeing dog posts bothers you that much, get off the internet.

diane said...

I can understand being nice to animals. I don't understand why someone would want to live with a dog. they disgust me but Im watching a puppy right now. I'm in the kitchen with it., cause I don't want it in any room with carpet, Dogs smell. are needy and I hate them, but I find myself babying this puppy because I don't want it to be sad but I'm sickened by him.

Silvara said...

You know your entitled to your opinion. everyone has them. and im happy you have had those experiences. but for someone like me my dog IS my baby in every sense of the word. When i turned 23 i was diagnosed with uterine cancer right after my father almost died of radiation from throat cancer. they had to preform a full hysterectomy. no more uterus, no more fallopians, no cervix, no ovaries, no hormones. (they caused the cancer) so no therapies for me. dont tell me to adopt a child, its not the same either theres no 9 monthes of bonding, theres no breast feeding there either. and you give me one, just one, parent that would trade having their own and never knowing or having the experiences. not to say there arent wonderful people that do adopt or that adoption may or may not be in my future but dont suggest that i should as a consolation prize. and believe me i dont wanna see your pics of your child, or know your experiences either. my baby is intelligent, i pay his doctor bills, he goes to a school, i clothe him, i do watch when he sleeps. i worry about him constantly. i play with him, love him. he watches animal planet and disney thank you very much and actually likes it. i know this cuz if i dont leave it on for him he gives attitude. since family owns his biological parents, i was able to bring him into this world. he loves me faithfully and loyally. yes he had diapers. cute blue ones. he wears socks and shoes. and hes is the light of my life. if someone elses baby passes, whether human or not, i would still go cuz its called sympathy, duh. but while we are on the subject of children, since my child cant go to a public school why the hell do i have to pay school taxes and income tax and state tax so your little brat can?

Isabel del Moral said...

it's your house, your rules, but don't make me feel bad when i say you can't bring your messy kids to my house

Anonymous said...

THIS:Give me dogs everytime . Can't stand fucking crying moaning kids. All you're get from parents is my little Johnny went potty I don't give a fuck were he had a shit.-------------------------------------------

and this: I hate kids and would rather have a dog anyday and they are more grateful than children.

Anonymous said...

DAMN IT WHERE IS THE "LIKE" BUTTON HERE!!!!!!
This is 100000% TRUE and I agree 10,0000000%
August Smith is my hero!
Just babies aren't cute to me at all! "Sure babies are cute, then they grow up to be ungrateful, ingrate bastard teenagers who will possibly slit your throat while you're asleep because you took their cell phone or their computer privileges away. Sorry but I opted out of having kids a long time ago and AM HAPPY to be childless. I am actively involved in saving the lives of abused and neglected dogs. My dogs are always happy to see me when I come home, they demand nothing from me except a little attention and maybe the toss of a ball. I credit myself for saving not only the lives of many dogs but also the life of an elderly gentleman who was contemplating suicide due to the death of his wife. He adopted a medium, reddish brown female dog whom I rescued off death row with less than an hour to live; he wrote me a beautiful letter thanking me for saving this dog's life and for saving his - he found something to live for, something to get up in the morning for and something that loved him back. So while some of my dogs do lick their balls, I know plenty of kids who pick their noses and eat their boogers, I don't know of any dogs who do that ! !!! "

Anonymous said...

stupid. your baby is ugly, whiney, a nuisance, a leach & will grown up to be a nasty ungrateful, self centered, entitled jerk who after being his slave for around 15 or 16 years will tell you to f*ck off when you tell him to be home by 11pm while he grabs your car keys and leaves.

twillytz said...

I am with you Wendi! I detest people who think procreation is end all be all. well it isnt.
each to their own and all but that blog of yours is nothing but a hate page. I love all animals. I would not harm a child though i do not want them in my home in my life and I dislike children since I was a child,why they are not all that is cracked up to be and thanks to neurotic parents they can be right little psychos.Where as a dog does nothing but to love you unconditionally. I have rescued and adopted several dogs and I rather live with them than having to put up with a brat day in day out . time consuming ,money spending thankless task ,like I said each to their own but if pregnancy was all that it wouldnt have the same physica impact of a car crash. no thank you. if you do not like dogs that is your problem. keep it to yourself.

twillytz said...

so right!

twillytz said...

Bring you are soooo right!!

twillytz said...

you Madam are the weird.

Jane Dhoe said...

People like you are always JEALOUS of people with "animal babies" and even MORE jealous of people with none whatsoever. See, you fucked up your life by spreading your legs and squirting out children. Now you're a boring miserable parent trying to convince people who are perfectly happy being pet parents to screw their lives up by talking about how wonderful you annoying screaming pissing brats are, and sex is rare or non-existant in your marriage which they will probably soon destroy as well. It's no wonder you are so bitter towards people who had the common sense to wait, or abstain from bringing MORE CHILDREN into this fucking overpopulated world. Congratulations you created more little fuckers to detroy the world when they grow up, front-liners for WW3. Rest assured knowing that in the years to come your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will exist in a world of war, pollution, drugs & poverty the likes of which mankind has not seen as of yet.

It's funny how people always think their ugly kids are cute, I never fake my reactions to them. I don't have a dog or a child, but if I had to choose I'd pick a dog any day. And I would be one of those people with the animal stroller, simply because now I know how much it fucking irritates real parents. And I'd even dress it in a bonnet and onesie with a pacifier hanging from it's collar and turn my nose up at your hideous babies. And I would knock a bitch's teeth out if she said anything about my "baby". u mad bro?

And some dogs and cats have special needs (in heat females, hairless breeds, those in surgery recovery) and DO NEED CLOTHING and EVEN DIAPERS, you idiots. Animals are not "like children" they like kids in many different stages all at once, and one should not allow their pet to do something that they wouldn't allow a child to do like run the streets. Teens can stay home alone, sneak out or run the streets all night, and during puberty no doubt they would lick their own assholes and instagram it if they they thought Miley Cyrus would retweet it.

Kara said...

I guess it is time for me to stop lurking and leave a comment!

I am sure that dogs are nice to have, but please never say that you know how I feel with my twin toddlers because you have two dogs. No. Just no.

That being said, I was wishing to see a little more snark, but probably because I'm projecting my feelings about this subject onto you. You got more self-righteous flames than I was expecting, so that was probably a good call!

It's ok to love your dogs! It's ok for you to not like kids! Just recognize that they are nowhere close to the same unless you birthed a litter of chocolate labs and they now take up your entire paycheck (even if it's willingly given.) because you just. can't. know.

I'm a big fan of your work. :D

steph.jm said...

Your right I wouldn't punch you in the throat but a good bitchslap would be fun.Dogs have become a valuable asset to our society today.While your bratty kids are trying to figure out which way to kick a soccer ball,military working dogs are sniffing out IED'S in Afghanistan and working with the U.S. Military to help keep the troops safe.Dogs at home are working, as therapy dogs,seeing eye dogs,hearing dogs,so people with disabilities can live a more active life .Children and adults with seizure's can have better lives BC a dog can be trained to help them after seizures and some dogs can even tell if a seizure is about to happen,dogs that can tell if someone with diabetes needs medical attention.So keep your stupid soccer mom photos out of my news feed,bring on the dog photos.My dogs are cool,your kids aren't, my dogs can jump in the lake with me after a run,your kid is still in the shallow end of the pool with floaties on his arms.Dogs Rule!!!!

JinxRemoving said...

I have a service dog who helps me with my epilepsy. He has saved my life on numerous occasions. I am very proud of him and I love him like you can never ever imagine. You are a sad person if you cannot understand the bond that I share with such a special being. Please go get an education, and make sure your kids get an education too so they don't end up being ignorant and obnoxious like their parents.

Katie LaValle said...

I'm laughing at the dog freaks who don't have kids yet say dogs are better. It's pathetic and sad and the fact of the matter is they will never understand unless they have kids. My cats are my pets, my children are my life. When you're old your dog will probably be dead and you'll be alone, but I will have my children and hopefully grandchildren.

Chuck Morin said...

Some girl called the humane society and the cops cause she heard a dog barking for over half an hour. The cops went and then told her the dog is fine, she then still insisted on having the humane society go check in case the dog isnt licensed. She wrote about it on fb very proudly like she had done a good deed. I told her it was wrong and to butt out of other people's business and to live and let live... She didnt like that too much. It didnt take time for insults to come and other excessive dog lover friends to join. If you love your dog as I love my son. Then consider that other people love their dogs just as much as you do. If u dont have a job and have too much time on her hands and choose to call the humane society every time you feel bad for a dog... You should stay in the house and watch your soaps.

Chuck Morin said...

Raising a dog and a human being are totally different. I encountered and excessive dog lover gone bad on the lovely social network that is FB. A crazy chick with too much time on her hands. She called the humane society on a couple who had their dog in the yard. She also called the cops. Cops went first, they called her back to say the dog was fine and the owners are in the house. Then crazy bitch continued to call the humane society to make sure the dog had a license.

Im well aware that not all dog lovers are this stupid and this shit disturbing but know when to draw the line. Some dog owners like dogs just as much as you do. But just cause you dont have a job and have way too much time on your hands doesnt mean you have the right to interfere in other people's business just cause you have a weak spot for dogs.

Love your dog! And let other peeps love their dogs, their way. Or just get a job!

One stupid ass person that id love to punch in the throat!

Carl Belken said...

To the OP. You have not met the right dog yet. I used to feel almost like you do about dogs especially small dogs that bark a lot.

Then one day a Miniature Longhaired Dachshund who we did not even own, entered our lives and things have not been the same since. Dachshunds are exceptionally loyal but in spite of that she decided one day that I was going to be her new owner and that's just what happened.

It's a long story about how this came to be. A story that's both funny and sad at the same time. Too long to tell here. I'm disabled and my dog knows it somehow. She modified her behavior to suit my needs. There's times I think she's the parent and I'm the kid. She's become a service dog by accident.


Lea Mix said...

nope my dog is never gonna want " Shape Ups? Or an iTouch? or a DS? because a dogs love is unconditional the fact that you cannot provide either of these items let alone the basics of hierarchy of life needs yet they still love you is not the exception to a child but a mirror of how a child feels. Both are victims of a innate unconditional love.

Emily Perez said...

Dogs are like kids for a lot of these crazy dog people because they cant handle the real responsibility of a child. Its probably better that way. We DONT need these people reproducing anyways. Like wendi Melendez, she obviously cant handle real responsibility. It takes a much deeper heart to care for the needs of a little person 24-7, and she doesn't have it. What is sad is that these people judge a parent in a grocery store for a crying baby, but you know what, I want to PUNT their neurotic yappy mutt when it wont shut the hell up, and im grateful that as my kids grow up, they will learn how to control their emotions and become valuable members of society who will then walk past the same yappy dog six years later who still shits in the yard and barfs from eating grass and himself wonder how someone could raise such a spoiled neurotic mutt.

Emily Perez said...

Your a bit of a bastard. You don't deserve to reproduce. If your child was drowning and some asshole comes by and saves his dog and your kid dies, you would be okay with that?

I know for a fact that if that person who saved the dog before the human child, and that child suffered injury, that individual would be charged with manslaughter. and id be glad to sit on the witness stand pushing for hard time and a big gay man to rape him and smother him with a pillow.

Emily Perez said...

Start through foster care, the department of social services always needs foster parents. Once you meet the qualifications for that, its kind of hard for them to deny you. You can do fostering to adopt programs.

Emily Perez said...

I had a similar experience. Now I try to tell my mom to let the darn dog outside to poop, he doesn't need a diaper. OMG... but I was never that bad.. lol.. but kids are just on a completely other lever. the love I feel for them, I could not ever have for a dog. I love dogs but now that I have two babies under the age of two, I have absolutely no desire to have a dog,

Jen NOLA said...

The amount of vitriole being spewed by the anti-dog faction is astounding. I hope you treat your children more kindly. The anti-kid folks were pretty vocal, too, but I cannot imagine how miserable some of these folks must be to feel the need to become borderline abusive to strangers. Maybe that is all in fun. I am turning off notifications on this post.

Tori Fontenot said...

There are people who cant have kids and their dogs are the closest thing they will ever have. I show pictures of my dogs because I love them. I haven't been able to conceive so i think of them as my kids. Yes, there are differences between a baby and a dog, but when it may be the closest you can get to having a baby then why not have that happiness that your dogs bring.

Jen NOLA said...

http://blog.petflow.com/this-dogs-human-passed-away-what-happened-next-is-unbelievable/

Curious said...

I realize this article is 3 years old almost. But I was in a dog hating mood today. I like your article and applaud your courage. You know, i think people who say they "hate" kids, are fucked in the head. How can you hate kids? Hate dogs yes, but kids? I'm not saying you have to love them, but seriously?? I hate the fact that people who post their dogs on facebook get more likes than people who post kids...thats messed. And I hate, Loathe and detest when women talk about their dogs like they are kids! I think your picture of your smelly ass dog falling asleep on the edge of a bed is boring as hell and i don't care! Let me see a picture of your kid- thats impressive!!

Vintage Basil said...

I am sorry for your loss. The loss of a child never gets better with time. God bless you, so one day you will see your child again in heaven.

Anonymous said...

But losing a dog is nothing like losing a child. If you lost a child, I'd be heartbroken for you. I wouldn't be able to fathom the absolute unbearable pain you would have - because that was your child.
How can you quantify grief? How do know the person who lost their dog isn't hurting as bad as a parent who lost their child?

Who are you to judge? Ironically women who miscarry and people who lose their pets hear the same things,
"it was just a cat".
"it wasn't even a real baby"
"You can always get another cat!"
"You can always try for another baby"
It's called disenfranchised grief, and people like you are the ones who say these thoughtless comments.
You would never go to a memorial ceremony for a dog for a friend? Truly selfish. I don't want kids, and if I was pregnant, a miscarriage would be a relief for me.
However if someone was grieving over their miscarriage, or asked me to go to their memorial ceremony, I would be there for them.
I really hate it when people play the grief Olympics, and police how and what someone should feel about any loss. I'm not you, you're not me.

Anonymous said...

Anna Baird: thank you! The world needs parents like you who are non judgmental, love their children, and their pets.

james george said...

dog owners.. heh, don't get me started on those annoyances.

I love dogs and babies said...

Do you non dog peopl have a soul? Geez....I'm sorry that you haven't had the beautiful, unconditional experience a dog and a human can experience. You are right, it's not the same, but it's very similar. So sad for you.

TRob said...

Wow, this is an interesting place, especially when Im trying to Google "HOW MANY DIFFERENT WAYS CAN YOU TELL SOMEONE NOT TO BRING THEIR DOG INTO YOUR HOME"! I've got a friend who has a8 month puppy/dog/baby/child, and I have expressed countless times that I do not want dogs in the home. Just because she carries the "BOOTS" into the home, doesn't mean I want it to be on my bed, and when I caught Boots dragging its rear end all over my Comforter, I yelled at the dog. and my friend laughed and said that the dog hadn't even taken a poop!

I don't care when the last poop was taken, THAT'S JUST OUT RIGHT NASTY!

sarah kolakowski said...

It's true that dogs aren't kids but you'll never hear about a dog that disrespects it's owner either. Kids nowadays have absolutely no respect whatsoever. I even have to keep myself from slapping a few. Yes I want kids of my own someday but I am a dog lover as well and yes I may have 200 pics of my husky and dalmation/lab mix but I would never raise a child the way half the people raise their kids these days. Talk and talk endlessly about the hassles of dogs but you probably are the type of person (publisher) that probably pampered her kids to be real spoilt brats with no respect for their elders. I agree with Wendi on this.

sarah kolakowski said...

I'm sure knowing that nobody wants to bring a dog to your house either. Back then children were taught respect and those who truly treat their dogs like kids may spoil them but they also tan their sorry behinds when they do something wrong. A little thing called tough love if you know what I mean.

sarah kolakowski said...

Maybe some people shouldn't have kids. Parents like the mother of Caylee Anthony should have never been allowed to have kids. Someone needs to slap the teenagers and teach them respect. Kids are having kids nowadays. You guys talk about kids being better than dogs but then your kids become teenagers and abort these babies you say are so much more important. What? Does a child only become a child when the child is born and if so then how come there's a different tune sung when there's abortion involved. Please! No one even talks about aborting a puppy. That's the difference between morals when it comes to dogs and humans. Dogs don't need to learn about love and they don't sin. That's why they live less than humans because humans stay on earth longer because they need to learn love which a dog already knows.

sarah kolakowski said...

Really? That's how you feel? No because a lot of the times children suffer in orphanages and people don't give a flying fuck. People kill kids and sometimes these sick fucks get away with it. Case in point, Casey Anthony. Yes I agree that dogs aren't like children. They don't hit you and say no to you. You don't spend years raising them just to have them throw everything in your face and heart you. Not every person breeds dogs to fight! That should be illegal and don't even get me started on the abortion debate. You have big talk for someone who knows so little. I get it that dogs are simpler than children but don't disregard them. Also they don't always report dog abuse because there's a lot of assholes like you that don't think a dog is all that much. People who abuse dogs are just as likely to abuse kids. Don't get me started on this. Just go watch animal planet and see all the cases of neglect and abuse that assholes do to their animals. I'm not trying to tell you how to live or how to feel. I'm not belittling but making a point that people who are cruel to animals are also cruel to children. People are cruel as they abuse kids and get away with a few years in jail but nobody gets put in jail for animal cruelty because they haven't deemed it severe enough. Those fucks don't care about dogs getting beat to death but they care about children murdered only sometimes and then they turn around and agree that abortion should be allowed.

you people are hypocrites. That's all I have to say now.

sarah kolakowski said...

actually dogs are smart too. Some children I see are actually dumber than dogs. At least a dog would never consider having an abortion. When they have puppies they love them unconditionally unlike most humans. The reason why kids throw tantrums are because dumb humans that pamper their kids. Kids are becoming fatter, dumber, and crueler nowadays because of how they are raised. I know back when I was growing up there were hardly any twelve year old above one hundred pounds but now I work at a pharmacy and I see twelve year old that are 124, dumb as a brick, and still having tantrums because mommy dearest didn't get them what they wanted. Yes they are smarter than my lab retriever mix that can look both ways before crossing a street, doesn't fall for the same trick twice, and can do a multitude of things I think most twelve year olds these days can't do. Sure he can't do math but that's okay because he'll never get a job. He's still smart and it's wrong that you criticize a dog's intelligence when like I said the average twelve year old these days IS dumb as a brick.

sarah kolakowski said...

Yeah a child isn't the same as a dog. A child nowadays is a sniveling whiny brat that cries because mommy didn't give them what they wanted and are now embarrassments to society. When I tried doing that at two, I got the spanking of my life but nowadays kids get what they want by crying. It's sickening. I may spoil my three month old dog, but I don't let my dog get away with things. The difference between my dog and snot nosed brat is that my puppy doesn't bite, she knows commands, and she's smart enough not to get into things that she was told not to. I don't have to repeat it a billion of times and she sleeps when it's time to sleep. Compare that to a two year old who can't even follow the commands nowadays because they are too spoilt and viola. My dog is smarter than the average two year old these days.

sarah kolakowski said...

actually dogs can end up with schizophrenia and ocd just like humans. Read online. Dogs are given fluoxetine and other psychiatric meds just like people. Just because you don't know what a dog is thinking doesn't mean they don't think. They could be thinking about the dog haters and how much of an asshole they are. Just saying.

sarah kolakowski said...

My dog watches television too. She also looks up when she hears the things on youtube. The problem with a lot of people these days is they are very rude these days. They weren't disciplined as children. They are rude to dog lovers and then turn around and support abortion. Talk about hypocrites. Dog raising isn't the same but it's similar. If you raise them when they are real little they learn to walk and don't eat solid foods for some time. They teeth and they get their teeth and then loose their baby teeth. The only difference is that they don't disrespect the people that raised them and don't break their parents' hearts in teenage years. They can get a job as a police dog or a service dog. People need to stop hating.

sarah kolakowski said...

Stop judging from your own experience. Other people have different experiences and yours just prove you don't know how to raise dogs. My puppy is three months and not once did she try to raid the trash can because I corrected it. She doesn't get into things that she was told not to and she's a good girl. I'm sure when I have a child I will love the child but I will also love the dog. It's your opinion and I won't hold it against you but don't judge those who have a close relationship with their dogs.

sarah kolakowski said...

Seeing as how there's this thing about respect I would think that even with human children people would have to ask too. It's about inviting?? When did people just randomly turned up to visit? If you invited them and their kids, fine by them. Just let everyone know that you are a pet hater and that you don't want pets in your house. I'm pretty sure you would have less people going over but that is fine by you. Personally after seeing this I wouldn't come over there because of a thing called manners. I was raised to have manners and making snide comments on a blog like that makes me realize how immature you are.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you.

victoria king said...

I have to laugh at all of this because its nothing but drama to me. It was very entertaining though to read all the arguments over such a strange topic. I have a thirteen year old son, and a dog. They both mean the world to me. My son obviously means more. I can say though that the dog doesnt talk back. Either way you look at it everyone has an opinion and everyone has their own way of thinking. Thank you for the entertaining hour and a half that It took me to read this goofy shit. :) Yes I was bored.!!

Anonymous said...

I came across this website whilw searching for ways to get my dog adjusted to the arrival of a new baby. What a coincedence right? Let me start by stating that God did not give you the gift of having compassion for animals, and it's something you will NEVER get to experience in your life or even comprehend to. And judging by a few of your other posts that I've just briefly scrolled through, you ARE a miserable person who sits behind your computer complaining about what other people do. How about you mind your business and watch whats going on in your own life? Your kids must be miserable growing up with you and not being able to experience having to love a pet. And NO, I do not dress my dog in clothes or put her in baby strollers, but I have true and sincere love for her. Its ignorant people like you that degrade humanity, acting like your shit dont stink. If you dont like dogs, then do not have one and do not go near one. You think the dogs you looked after wanted to even be near you? I'm sure they would much rather jump out the window and run away to a garbage pile. But anyways, all I can do is laugh and realize that you will never understand.

okcdeb said...

Dogs disrespect their owners all the time. I can't tell you how many times my dog lover friends have chased their annoying ass dogs around the block yelling their names, only to have the dogs completely ignore them the entire time, or how many times owners say get down don't jump, stop begging etc... only to have the dog ignore them and annoy or embarass the hell out of people. It's weird but it's almost like some dogs don't understand or speak english at all.

Jeffrey Goodwin said...

Get a dog; ruin your carpet. Have a kid; ruin your life.

Jen NOLA said...

I am responding to a comment that I cannot find on this thread - it came into my InBox because I have notifications set.
okcdeb said something about DOGS and if one replaces that word with CHILDREN, the EXACT SAME THINGS ARE TRUE. So I guess she just proved the point that Dogs ARE like Children, hehehehehe...

Her Comment:
Dogs disrespect their owners all the time. I can't tell you how many times my dog lover friends have chased their annoying ass dogs around the block yelling their names, only to have the dogs completely ignore them the entire time, or how many times owners say get down don't jump, stop begging etc... only to have the dog ignore them and annoy or embarass the hell out of people. It's weird but it's almost like some dogs don't understand or speak english at all.

Princess Stupidhead said...

Whew. I was a few years younger when I started reading this, but it took me a while to get through the comments, so sorry if I've aged in an unattractive way. Anyway, Back to dogs. I agree with you.

It's easy to treat dogs like humans because a lot of them are smarter than humans. But I too hate when dogs are nothing but an extension of their owners, wearing matching clothes, stuffed into purses. I hate this because this is why so many dogs are in need of homes - their original owners get bored when the initial excitement wears off. (They are so mature that way.) I think that if people want to have a dog as a pet, they should respect the fact that a dog is a dog and not a human baby. While they make great pets because they are pack animals and used to being in "a family," they are not humans. And also? Most pet owners without children do NOT make a secret of finding your baby pictures or stories boring so that works both ways.

PediNP said...

I totally love my dog. I get it, she's a dog. But right now, she's the only one who acts happy to see me when I get home from work. Or when I go out to get the mail. My teenage sons grunt at me when I say good morning. My husband is usually sleeping and snoring on the couch. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I think the real, main difference is that kids will grow up to be people. Dogs will never be people. Dogs will not contribute to society in any way except to be dogs.

(As a point of reference, I have neither dogs nor children, so I think I stand on a pretty good middle ground.)

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's not as great as she thinks he is, but he's infinitely better than a horse, I'm certain.

susan watts said...

well, I do love both my kid's and dogs.my mother always said not to trust a man who doesn't like kid's or dogs. I have a dog man. although our child and grandchild have brought us much joy our dogs have never talked back, smoked,got pregnant( you can control that with pets haha)drank too much, stayed out too late ok they have ran away sometimes,made us pick up in middle of night from police and/or hospital,used my jewelry without asking, took my tweezer with them on a trip! they never are as excited as the dogs when i come home either!

Laura said...

I LOVE animals. But even more, I LOVE my daughter. And yes, I treat them differently. My dogs comforted me through breakups and when my daughter left for college. I treat my dogs well. I made a commitment when I adopted them out of a shelter. So, I instill discipline and rules appropriate for a dog. I don't think there should be a pet/child divide. My daughter loves animals more than I do even (she says she likes dogs better than people) and doesn't want kids...but she'll NEVER be one of those "my dog is my child" people because well, that's just weird and gross.

Tara Lee. said...

I have dogs, cats, and kids. I love them all but never equally. Most of the people who feel pets are equal and should be loved equal to children do not have children...and if they do then they obviously do not place a high value on them. I love my dogs and cats. They are fun and adored pets. I'll even dress them up for kicks. But when push comes to shove they are expendable. My children aren't. If I had the choice between living in a place that does not accept pets or being homeless...the pets go. My kids get a roof over their heads. If I get the choice of living in a place that doesn't allow children or be homeless...we'll be living in our van. If one of my children were to develop an allergy...the pets go. I am, btw, highly allergic, but I love my pets enough I'm willing to suffer. I am not willing to let my children suffer. The value of a human life will always be greater than an animal's and if you don't feel that way then your pets should be children...not actual children. However, you should not be offended that as a human I happen to value my species above any family pet. I will also say that I will remove any dog from my home that shows any form of aggressive behavior, even if it's my child's fault. The dog in my pack is the lowest pack member(as is the way they see things since they are not human) and if they believe even for an instant they are above even the smallest child they will be put in their place or sent away. This is because a dog is a dog. It thinks like a dog and behaves like a dog. You can teach it tricks, but you can't change who it is naturally. And to try or believe otherwise, imo, makes bad pet parents of you in the end.

Sarah D said...

Agreed. I have two kids and three dogs. Kids are way more work and way more of an emotional investment, period. What is with all these non-kid havers and all the hate? Dogs aren't kids. Kids aren't dogs. Both are great for different reasons. Both suck for different reasons. Get over it.
I will say that I absolutely loathe the term "furbabies". Barf.

Craftaholic said...

Although I've only read a few of these comments people totally crack me up and you are one tough cookie to look at all of this and laugh my dear. No pet lover ever understands that there is no comparison until they have kids. We used to worry about the dog all the time (I am desperately hoping that we weren't that annoying tho) and now with 2 little ones we love her and I would be very sad if something were to happen to her BUT it is NOTHING compared to the love of your own children. If you can't have or choose not to have kids and prefer the fur baby route to each his own but please do spare us parents your stories of sleepless nights and cleaning up excrement and puke because we've had to deal with that on a level you can't even imagine and we'll try not to talk about how potty training is going and what preschools we're looking into.

Courtney F said...

Jen, I have read this many times...The first time, i agreed. Now that i have a dog I AGREE WITH YOU MORE!

I love my dog. She's cute and stinky just like my kids.

However, people get mad at me when i refuse to call her my baby. I have two babies that look like me. She's not a kid, but MY DOG. I LOVE HER, but there will be no middle of the night life saving surgery. But I would do that in SECOND for my kids.

Dogs aren't kids, but they are great to have around for love and companionship.

Sarah said...

I have cats and chickens (no dogs, don't need to come home every few hours just so someone else can go pee in the yard) and while I love them and care for them, they are NOTHING like children. Kids change your life and make you a better person. Bravo for your soapbox!

Diva Kathy said...

Agree 100%

Diva Kathy said...

I won't argue which is better, because I've never had children (couldn't) and have always had dogs. But I can tell you that as an intelligent person I DO know the difference. Lots of people do, you know, but love is love. Different you might argue, but loving any being changes you profoundly and I loved my dear dogs with all my heart. Is is a substitute? I'll never know, but frankly I couldn't care less. All I know is that I loved and I was loved by another being that was with me constantly for over 13 years, who was more loyal and a better companion than anyone I've ever known or been acquainted with. And yes, I'm a normal person with a job, and also happily married. Love can be apples and oranges in difference, but again I say, Love is love. Giving your heart completely is what counts. It's trivial and divisive to argue one way or the other. Each person is on a different journey; and, as someone said earlier, there are plenty of crazy parents who are annoying, just as there are annoying pet people. I wouldn't ever dress my dogs or anthropomorphize them to the point of considering them my babies; but I can still love them deeply and know that our bond is very special, regardless of what others think.

Tammy Dumitrescu said...

Anyone have a fucking sense of humor these days? Y'all need to chill and let people have their opinions. Last I checked, it was still a free Country! And for the record, name calling really? Awesome. Cunt is a favorite of mine but if she doesn't like dogs she is allowed. Nananibooboo stick your head in poo poo you might as well say. Christmas... Grow up please.

Tracy Ranalli said...

I am not a dog person either and just caved in and got my kids one. I don't dislike the dog, but I wish it wasn't here. It loves me for some reason.

donnasue509 said...

THANK YOU, WENDI. I agree 100%. And to whoever wrote this blog, a dog also cannot be left alone all day chained up outside, and if it chews on things it is because it is a DOG and that's what dogs do. The only thing I agree with him on is that he doesn't have any pets--because he obviously doesn't know how to care for one.

d1 said...

Please keep in mind that not everyone can have human children. I had to have a hysterectomy when I was 32. I don't dislike your post. You are entitled to your own opinion and I see where you are coming from. However, because I cannot have human children, my cats and dogs are my children. I realize that there is no real comparison between the two, but when a 32 year old woman is told she cannot have any children of her own, sometimes the void is replaced by pets. So yeah, when people give pictures of their child(ren) as gifts, I feel the urge to do the same. I don't, but why can't I get away with it as well. You can talk about your kids and I can talk about mine. So, an open mind on your part would probably go a long way with people in my situation. I mean, how would you feel if you had no way of having any human children? Just something to have you think about the next time you want to complain about people saying that their dogs are their children.

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Min said...

Honestly, I'm not offended by your post but I use to be one of those people. We have our dog and she was/is everything to us. We got our second dog because my husband deployed a lot. I feel a lot safer with my dogs. They sleep in our room and we snuggle them a lot. We now have 3 (two of which we rescued).

Now I have kids. I love my kids more than anything in this world. I would die for my kids. I still love my dogs and would be incredibly devastated if anything happened to them (Although, I did cry when our goldfish died lol). But if it was my kids? I think I would literally die if something happened to them.

I know that when I couldn't get pregnant and had miscarriages, having my dogs helped me from getting really depressed. I know many people who can't have kids, so the next best thing for them was a dog. Do I think some people go crazy like some "crazy cat people"? Yes, I do. But I do think that some people see their dog as their children because maybe they can't actually have kids.

anon536 said...

I used to think of my animals like children until I had actual children. I love animals, I love dogs, I love my dogs, I love my horse probably more than I really should, but I never think of them as anything but animals. Animals can be substitute children but no one who has human children will think of them the same way. I once saw someone on Animal Planet say that giving up his monkey say: "it's like giving up one of your children" and I thought, "that guy must not have any children." It's painful when something bad happens with our animals but it's NOTHING compared to when it happens with children. I could never let my babies "cry it out" when they were little but had no problem leaving the dog in the crate while he cried all night. He's a DOG. I get a little annoyed with people who feel animals are equal to humans. They are not. They are animals. I love them, they should be treated with kindness and respect and compassion, but they are animals.

WendyTN said...

I love animals more than I like most people, but that being said, I would never equate my cats with actual children. It's ridiculous.

I am childless by choice, but I can and do love kids. I identify with you mostly because reading you is like talking to my sister (with her two kids).

I even like dogs, but that comes with a large caveat that says, "It totally depends on the owner, and has very little to do with breed/size/sex of the dog." I have no patience for annoying people and their annoying dogs.

Diva Kathy said...

I'm sure the feeling is mutual.

Lisa Fangman said...

I am a complete dog lover. I always have been. I even started collecting porcelain dogs from early on as a child because I admired my Grandma's collection. Dogs are the best. I would have more of them if I could. I lost one in April 2011 and I still think of her as she was the perfect dog for me. Her ashes are on my entertainment center as I type. My current two sleep with me and love to follow me around the house. They are my buddies. BUT - after 5 plus years we finally had a baby a little over a year ago and while they do share some things as you mentioned (pooping, messes, expenses, toys everywhere, etc.) they are definitely NOT the same and as much as I love them (and the two that came before them) there is NO comparison. I read some of the many comments and people are crazy and stupidly angry about the dumbest things. Course with a blog title such as yours you have to expect the psychos along with the people that get your sarcastic witty humor. Good one once again!

Nara said...

You are right, dogs are not children. They are pack animals, who need a leader. You cannot treat dogs like a human being. A dog NEEDS to be treated like a dog. They do not comprehend anything else. To treat a dog as a baby is cruel to the dog. Before anyone starts and calls me a dog hater, I have always had working dogs and have been on a competitive flyball team for several years.

Sherman said...

Wow. We are dog lovers and have raised 3 wonderful children. I have lost dogs due to old age and it hurts, and thank god everyday my children are happy and healthy. Everyone is different. Some people are not meant to be parents and substitute that with animals. That's ok. That doesn't mean you have to hate them. Some people can barely cope with their own kids, let alone getting an animal. There are more important things to discuss than who are and who aren't dog people. Who cares? Get over it. Everyone is entitled to their own opnion. Jenn is, you are, everyone. That doesn't mean you call them a cunt or a loser or whack job or whatever.

Mary Williams said...

I'm sorry you are not a dog person. I am. So is my husband. And yes, we do treat ours like our own child because right now she's the closest thing to a child we have. We haven't been fortunate enough to have children yet (we've been trying). And at one point I was pregnant, but had a miscarriage. So since we don't have a genetic being to call our own, we care for our dog as if she was our child. She's a dachshund and quite a smart creature. She doesn't poop or pee in the house, she listens, she doesn't chew anything up, she's very inexpensive, and most of all she brings joy into our lives. We live in an apartment, so we can't chain her to a tree outside. And even if we could, we wouldn't. We love her, human or not. And what sucks the most is that she will pass away long before we do. So we pour every ounce of love that we have into her, because there are a lot of dog owners who treat their dogs like trash. I'm sorry if we're one of those people who you can't stand because we love our dog. But unless you can tell my uterus to grow a fetus and keep it in there, you have no room to judge.

Anonymous said...

I freaking love it! I have had dogs and I love them, BUT I am a mother and there is NO comparison. People who think there is live in a different reality IMO.

AA said...

Exactly, Sugarbaby!

Kathleen Fisher said...

I totally agree with you. It makes me crazy and I have had dogs all my life. A dog will never confront you, never make you question your intent or motives, never give you food for thought. What's not to love? You're both in agreement that you are absolutely perfect. People on the other hand........

Oh, and dogs have no opinion on art so for God's sake quit bringing them to every art show.

Michelle said...

I can't have children, so please go f yourself. The closest thing I will ever have is my dogs. Don't like it don't care. But I don't need to feel like more of a failure then necessary. After five miscarriages and finding out i can't carry to term it sucks... so yea I baby my dogs cause i need something to mother and before you say adoption since I am now single that is now out of the question. Maybe you should think before you rant about others when you don't know their full circumstance!

Jacey Goode said...

I definitely don't leave my dogs chained up outside or put them in cages. When people say that their dogs are like their children, it doesn't mean we actually think they are like kids. The people who don't have children and actually give 2 shits about their dog just say that because we are taking care of something that can't take care of itself and we love them so much that it would break our hearts if they died. We aren't trying to compare the death of a dog to that of a child...have you heard of the term "it's just a fucking expression"? The only people that wouldn't call their dogs their "children" are probably the ones that you talk about in your blog. Their the people who chain their dogs up outside in the middle of summer, don't ever play with them, and probably shouldn't be dog owners anyway.

AA said...

Exactly! I love my dog, and I am ridiculous about her. And, a lot of these posters have said that they feel like people will judge them if they admit to not liking dogs. I promise you that it doesn't come close to the level of judgment heaped upon a woman who says she doesn't want a husband and kids (or a wife and kids!). Good lord! It's as if my choice not to have a family is somehow an indictment of their choice to have a family. SOME (not all) people respond as if I have attacked their children. I'm clearly abnormal and deviant because I don't want what they have. Or, even better, I've deluded myself into thinking that I don't want it because I'm "still single at 39." I sometimes think a lot of the vitriol comes from people who feel trapped or are jealous of the freedom single/childless people have. I like being able to board my dog at the kennel & leave for a weekend. I like being able to head to dinner with friends on a whim & not have to worry about a babysitter. I'm happy with my choices; I wonder if the who are spewing venom on this post are happy with theirs?

Terry said...

I do think that's rude, for someone to bring their dog over, especially when the dog hasn't been specifically invited. I find the same thing with kids though. I don't have a kid and I don't really want someone's kid in my house. :)

Ann Williams said...

Well said, I have nothing to add. Thank you!

Jane Smith said...

Z-Anonymous was simply stating that experience lends itself to perception. If you have both a child and dog, you're going to see things differently than if you had just a dog. Have an open mind.

Jane Smith said...

I hope to never meet a human who would choose to save a dog over a child.

banana paws said...

...my dog needs a sweater since she's so small. I hate putting it on her though, I swear if she didn't sit and shiver while looking pathetic I wouldn't put it on her. the good thing is she only REALLY needs it like 4-5 days out of the year.

Rory Bore said...

Honestly - I don't care what you have. child. dog.
Just make sure either is well trained and doesn't shit on my rug or draw on my walls.
otherwise, to each his own.

Anonymous said...

Let me say this, I have a daughter of almost 5 months and I have 2 dogs. With that said before all of this I had a yorkie from the time I was 15 up until 2wks ago. So you can say what about dogs but when an old boyfriend went to physically hit me, my dog jumped up and bit him, he protected me, when I divorced my dog stayed by my side thru the time and years later I got remarried and he saw my husband as his daddy. Laugh all u want but he responded to daddy and mommy. He also knew when we said get in your spot he got above our heads on the pillows and went to sleep, he also knew what time was dinner and when asked if he was hungry he went straight to the pantry. I have lost a child and just when I lost my dog of 12 1/2 years I was just as numb and heartbroken. Now with my daughter and our other 2 dogs they get along and my youngest yorkie is my daughters protector. He wants to know where she is and he will look in her crib, swing, pack n play, couch wherever to find her. So please before you say something like that think of ppls situations.

Dee said...

Where's the LIKE button. Well said Anna and Kaitlin

AA said...

I'm fascinated by the level of venom from people on both sides of this argument. I'm more fascinated that it's actually an argument, and that people are working so very hard to invalidate other people's choices. I'm happy to heap vitriol on people who abuse children and dogs...but not on people who love and take good care of their children and/or dogs. What is wrong with you people?

Kristi Phillips said...

I can not even imagine sending my kids to a teacher who refers to them as germ factory's or talks about locking them in crates..

moonchild2021 said...

Before I had my daughter my cats and dogs were my "babies". Now that I'm a parent they are strictly pets and probably (unfortunately) spend a lot of time wondering what on earth they did to deserve such little attention. They didn't do anything wrong- they're pets. I spend as much time with them as possible once I've met my human family's needs.

krystal medina said...

I walked dogs for a living. A lot of couples treat them like children. And they are a bit of work. But if those dog people have a child, they realize that its absolutely nothing alike.

So dog people, don't get so offended. You don't understand unless you have a child

If this article wasn't true, you wouldn't be so offended.

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HEATHER HOLTER said...

Animals should not be treated like people. PERIOD. I have both and love my kids much much more, although I do love my cats too.

RunninginPlymouth said...

Wow, what a bitch.

Don't worry dogs know assholes when they smell them...and any dog wouldn't want you as their person.

Andie Powers said...

My dog is 4 lbs and needs a sweater in Seattle weather or she'll freeze to death. She hates the sweater. I hate the sweater. The sweater is necessary when we go outside.

RunninginPlymouth said...

P.S. I would never buy your book because I wouldn't take anyway money I could spend on my dog!!

I crack myself up!!

sandangel said...

Generally find you funny, but this is touchy to me, and perhaps you should consider that there MAYBE a reason. I for one was UNABLE to have kids, and for the medical reason adopting did not make a bunch of sense.
So I adopted a shelter dog who was going to be euthanized, she is old, sweet, loving, trained and gives as much love as she gets.

For some of us that love feeds the soul.

So suck it up, some of us can ONLY be a doggy mom.

debrah said...

People.. Get a grip. For fuck's sake it's a blog post. I have kids and dogs. Love my kids more.

Colbie the Bunny said...

I love that you said this Terria! For us unable to have any more children or children at all, do put our hearts and lives into our 'animals'. Just because God allowed then on Earth in a different body, doesn't mean they are less apart of our families. My dog who recently passed was my child, my best friend for 11 years. I'm having a hard time coping. Doing Normal things are very different without her. I don't like it at all. Dogs especially show us humans a beautiful loyal unconditional love that no other human can even show or teach us.There is no comparison as everyone has their own preference, but there is no reason to have less compassion.

Liesef said...

What about the creepy people who dress up those dolls that look like real babies? Put them in baby carriers and strollers-I have seen them in action in public and I found that really disturbing-The dog people need to expend their excess love volunteering at the library or schools or in the neo natal unit at the hospital instead of lavishing their love on a pet-Make it count and make a difference in someone's life!

katie said...

Well said! It's not fair to judge if you don't have experience... I'm the same, I have a dog and no kids and I honestly prefer it that way, but I wouldn't judge someone who had kids and no dogs.

Ashley Granger said...

Wow. You are a terrible person. Your dog is lucky because you didn't poison it?? Psycho.

Ashley Granger said...

The dog is lucky because you didn't poison it?? Psycho.

Yeah, how dare the dog not get rid of its own fleas because dogs are fucking magical and can just do that.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Your long-winded comment just proved the "crazy pet owner" theory right.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Suck it up, your dog is still not a kid! Would you rather your husband/partner save you or the dog in case of a fire? Would you really go flat-broke to save your dog's life if he needed it OR a special-to-you PERSON'S life who was sick at the same time? (i.e. your Mom/Dad/Husband/Wife/Brother/Sister or your dog?) They are NOT the same, regardless of whether you can or can't have kids. Doesn't mean people with dogs don't have the right to love them with all their hearts, care for them however they want, but when it comes down to it, they are still our pets..NOT people.

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

"They love you unconditionally and will risk their lives to protect you. Can you say the same thing about a kid?" Why yes, I'm sure all of the parents with kids in the military, police force, firefighters, etc.. are comforted at night know their kids DO risk their lives to protect them!

Hellsinking said...

yes you are a jerk and better to have someone to love- in the case of the people that can not, or dont have children for several reasons, elderly people, etc- than not have loved a dog at all... I like kids but I can see how they can put you in a care home when you are older with your coldish attitude. Live and let live.

C said...

Chances are, the people who reply to your dumbass story about some completely unentertaining thing your kid who they don't know did with an equally uninteresting story about their pet are trying to make a point. Which you clearly don't get because, like many, many parents, you have your head up your ass and think everyone else's world should revolve around your kids just like yours does. They probably do it to annoy you and because they just want to get a word in edgewise so they don't have to hear any more dumb shit about your kid. I sure would if I had to listen to that!

Jasmine Hernandez said...

Oh my oh my.. this is quite true on so many levels.. as too how.. i know because i have/had a doberman.. up until this Monday. I am a very clean women.. I was going nuts with his himan size shits.. oh im sorry bigger then human shits in my basemwnt and house at time the over 6 months to even train him.. my dirty walls with him running.. and useing them for leverage.. my scratched up entry door... with was just newly renovated now ruined. The horrible stench in my daughters room to his Superman Fly farts onto my personal.. bed... it.. to him running out and me never being able to catch.him... I just could not bear it.. i did call him cute names and cuddle him to death.. but considering him to be human.. no fuxn way.. i hated i would have to rush home and i could never go anywhere... ever... .with a bb.. i could bundlemy bb and being him anywhere crazy huh.. they hot these things called car seats and pampers that hold poop.. i just think its amazing.. i love the i love you and not the 12 inch licks on my whole face 24hrs a day and the hugh ropes thrown in my face.. vs.. the plush bb doll.. its nicer.. but great blog..i love it

countrygirl84 said...

YES YES YES!! Finally someone who had the nerve to say what's been on my mind, well, always! I'm wondering if there's anyone who actually carried a dog in their uterus for nine months and pushed it out during hours of agony, or (for those who have adopted their children) who yearned for a dog, went through a lengthy and expensive adoption process and finally got to meet it. I think it's fine if you don't want kids or even don't like kids, but don't try to tell me that it's the "same." As a former crazy-cat-person who never thought I could feel more protective and parental of anything else, it's not. the. same. at. all.

Angie said...

Wendi, it's like you're reading my mind. I don't want to be subjected to photos of or interactions with your disgusting bratty kids, so I don't push my hundreds of dog photos on anyone. However, if you whip out your phone and start scrolling expecting me to coo at your little "angel", be prepared to look at the photos.

Unknown said...

Cesar Millan would tell you: Dogs are dogs - not people of any kind. They don't want to be people - they want to be dogs. The more they are treated like people, the more neurotic they get. (Show me a "dog parent' whose dog does not have odd behaviors that they have to deal with - maybe they refer to them as "quirks" or "personality traits".) My dog is my pet - she is a dog. We treat her like a dog, and she is the happiest dog I have ever met. I love my dog. I love my kids way more!

Amy Dietz said...

I got a Christmas Card from my friends' dog this year. It included information I would not need to know (teeth cleaning?) even if it was their actual child.

Now I'm glad they have the dog to love, and I don't care if they treat it like their child. Indeed, if owning a pet makes them feel good, more power to 'em. Live long, Fido, and prosper.

However, I wish they'd sent me a greeting card from them personally. As their friend, I had hoped to hear about their lives. They got married, traveled abroad, and enjoyed a trip to London last year. How is that less interesting than canine dental hygiene?

holycarp said...

Ugh, this has always bothered me. My stepmom, who had real actual (albeit, grown) children always referred to her dogs as her kids. She took them to get professional pictures taken. But when it was time for me to get senior pics in high school, well, it took waaaay more convincing than should have been necessary.

MissTer-ee.girl said...

I love the people who are sitting there saying things like "my child is superior to your pet"
actually, maybe in your own world yes. but in your scenario, someone would save your child before their own dog, but in mine, i'd save my dog before your child. she's my family. she's my copilot. my best friend.
my dog will NEVER walk away from me, and distance herself from me. your child can. your child can grow up and never talk to you again. then you have nothing.

MissTer-ee.girl said...

Sorry but your child will probably only want those cuddles for a short while. They get snotty after a few years. Usually they become little shits, and if you're a shitty human being (which I've picked up that you are) they usually resent you and try to escape your "cuddles".

A dog however, they cuddle the shit out of you until they die. a good 10-15 years.

Guess you chose wrong. Next time use a rubber, and stop breeding snot nose little brats.

Das Idiotslayer said...

It's funny that you're blog is called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat" because people like you are exactly the type, I'd love to do just that. You're a sanctimonious breeder, who thinks their life is just so hard/precious because you were fucking stupid enough to cave to heteronortmative pressure, and popped out an ecological disaster (or more). Maybe you're bitter that peoples dogs are better behaved than your little shit monkeys, maybe it's because we have more disposable income... Or maybe it's because our dogs will love us regardless, while your little brats love is conditional on you buying whatever gimmicky shit they want, so they can "fit in". Whatever it is, you can go fuck yourself. You worthless breeder pig.

Das Idiotslayer said...

I forgot one point, you worthless fucking cunt. Losing a dog hurts as much as ANY family member.

Josiah Chaney said...

Yeah, and we call breeders, well, weird breeder people. Ugh, kids, can't stand 'em. Hide their silly pictures on FB and everything. I don't have dogs, but I'd take one over a bratty kid (or their bratty breeders) any day.

amateurgenealogist said...

This blog post is insensitive. But the title of the blog is "People I Want to Punch in the Throat", so I am guessing that sparing the feelings of the readers isn't the point. It is very very true that dogs are not kids. Dogs aren't better than kids, they are different in most ways. One way they are similar is the love with which they fill a home. They also crap, a lot, and without the convenience of a diaper to hold it. They are not more expensive than kids, simply because they don't live as long. I think where this article borders on insensitive is that there are people who can not have kids, so they have a dog. And they love their dogs as though they were a family, like your shitty little kids make you feel like a family. Why minimize that? Why? Sure there are people who dress their dogs in clothes, but there are also people who dress their kids like porn stars and put them in pageants. It's a pretty small percentage of dog owners and humans who do that, so why paint dog owners with the same brush? Hopefully your children don't inherit your shitty attitudes about what constitutes familial love. I have kids. I have a dog, I have pictures of both all over the place. I also have the skills to go to a party and have a discussion without falling on the old crutch of a line: So, do you have kids? I can talk about lots of things other than kids and not judge people like an asshole because they only have a dog. Try it, it makes life more interesting.

T Dickson said...

In your attempt to be witty, it just came across as being a bit of a martyr. We have both kids and dogs and consider them all part of the family. No dogs are not kids. Raising children is a completely different endeavor and commitment than raising a dog, but love is love and it just comes off sad and arrogant to put down someone else's love for another creature. Did you ever consider that there are people who can't have children, so their pets become their children. Like many of your other posts..this one made me shake my head a bit.

Mimi Holgerson said...

These kind of discussions always tend to turn into a i don't like dogs or i don't like kids or crazy dog owners vs crazy kid raisers...(both not so ideal situations)
But we need to ask ourselfs, if in ideal situations where kids are well raised and dogs too. Would it then still be good to prefer dogs or pets in general over humans? what is the psychology behind this? What does this tell about these persons? I'm very curious about this...

Samuel Hough said...

Good Lord.... thank you for writing this. I've always had a dog since I was a kid. 42 now and my girlfriend has two dogs and a cat. Well the cat she had when she moved here from CNY. The first dog i bought for my son on Xmas. cute little boxer pup right.... wrong! She took over and ruined this ANIMAL. It's to the point where she can't do much as take a dump without that dog following her all around. Oh but then she wanted to find the dog a playmate. So she goes and gets this Freaking Dingo or something that loves to poop and peer in the dining room and take naps on our sofa. Now that's one thing i have never had is a dog that gets on the furniture. Well long story long, she has single handed turn me against the beat that I once loved. But you have to train your animals. No jumping up on people or furniture. Stay the hell out of the kitchen and bathrooms you will be eating dog food and stop following me all around the house! I really think that people that treat their pets like humans have some sort of chemical imbalance? Lol but thanks again.

toni Gibson said...

I love this ...dog ppl dogs are not better then kids are..you must not have any of u think that...the joy of having a child is so good its almost un explainable ...you lose your dog ur sad but then you get another ..i lose my child i am completely heart broken my world is flipped upside down and changed forever and i cant run to the nearest pet store and get a new one....i understand you loovvvveee your dogs but you dont have to bash "kids" as a whole with all your rude iggnorant comments ...grow up this is an adult blog and if your gonna throw a temper tantrum ..try putting ur assets inyour dogs crate for a fucking time out ...loved this !!!

F5FURU12 said...

dumb bitch.

Anna Grace said...

Lot's of Thanks

Ray Randall said...

Dogs are WAY BETTER than kids.

Jennifer Tesauro said...

I've never read your blog before and happened upon it with a random question I asked in google. I had to read this out loud to my husband because we are SO those people that think it's wrong when people compare dogs to babies. We cracked up! You nailed it girl! Nothing like babies. At all, period. And we did have 2 dogs (who both passed a few years back) and sure, I guess they could be considered a practice run. ;)

JCSPA said...

They eat dogs over is Asia, just saying.

Ned Ryerson said...

I agree with cash. A huge CUNT.

Lynsey Richards said...

As someone who does NOT want children, but has a dog (A little Yorkie- See below.lol) who is my 'baby', i'm not angry at her blog, (Shocked she mentioned all the hardest parts of being a parent, just reinforced why I do not want them) What she fails to realise is, that how others treat their dogs, or any pets (As long as it's not cruel) is absolutely none of her business!! and im sure they all realise that the dog is NOT A HUMAN lol - We aint retarded.lol!! They dont tell her how to parent, so why does she feel the need to comment on peoples who have 'different' lifefstyles. She doesnt have to pay for the dogs luxury life style so why does she care. Plus, it's fine that it annoys her (She wants to punch us in the throat) thats her opinion, but she's failed to realise that many CF people want to punch her in the throat (and other parents) when we have to listen to screaming , crying babies and horrid, spoilt, brattish kids causing scenes..... everyone is different, and I'm sorry to keep on, but im pretty sure for everytime she does want to punch someone in teh throat for treating their dig like a 'baby', 10 times more CF ppl will want to punch her... #Justsaying P.S - I'd love to see you TRY and punch me in the throat because of it ;) #idsnapyoulikeatwig

Marsha Lycan said...

I have 3 kids..and I have 2 dogs. My family has always had dogs, always boxers. I am the biggest dog lover you will find...my dogs get spoiled rotten but they are not people. Everything you say is true, and funny. That's the point of your blog....taking your ordinary observations and exaggerating them to the extreme while adding irreverent humor. Anyone who posts a serious critical comment on here is an idiot and don't get the point. Keep being funny Jen because well it's really funny :)

Melanie Bradford said...

I know I love my dogs more than some people love their kids. Don't tell me there aren't people who bring kids into this world and then don't care about them.

And you're right--a dog isn't like a kid. For one, I think dirty dog smells better than clean baby. A dog will never raid your liquor cabinet with their snot-nosed friends. A dog will never stamp their feet and tell you they hate you. Dogs cost less money. Dogs are grateful for what you give them, while kids really aren't. A dog will never get YOU thrown in jail because they are skipping school. A dog won't turn into something you despise just to spite you. A dog won't throw a fit because you got them the wrong color iPhone. And dogs don't add much to an overburdened planet the way kids do. So yes, children aren't dogs :-D

Sam said...

I feel really bad for your poor kids because I can't even understand anything you're trying to say.. But it sounds like you are comparing animals to inanimate objects, which is wrong on so many levels. Yes, dogs CLEAN their privates, they are not licking them for the sake of being gross, and I'd much rather have them do that than have pee and poop residue all over their fur. Plus, their saliva almost automatically kills any germs that come into contact with it, so when the dog licks someone's face it's perfectly fine.

Becca Smith said...

I am going to speak here. I am with you. I have been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2008 at the young age of 33. I wasn't married yet nor did I have children yet. I didn't want to be like all these I'll responsible woman who spread their legs with anyone just to have a kid. Because I was mature and wanted to wait till I was married before I tried to have a kid. Well now I can't because I have had chemotherapy. I am not ashamed to say that I have 2 beautiful daughters who are imperial shih tzu's and yes they have a stroller, I design dog clothes so yes they were dresses. I am disgusted as none of you consider those who wanted to have their own children with their husbands. Thank you for posting your comment about woman who wished they could have a child but can't. Don't tell me that I have trouble making relationships with others.or what other bullshit you non dog people want to say. Oh and about adoption. Yeah we tried that. We were denied because of my terminal cancer. There is freedom of speech so I am having my moment of freedom of speech. Don't you either tell me that I have issues because I have cancer. You don't know me so you do not have the right to judge. Nor do you have the right to judge others regardless if they treat their.dog.like a child. I am one.of those.people. I throw them birthday parties and make a big deal . about it.too! I am one.to.post pictures of my girls all over . Facebook. So for those who don't like us dog people who treat.our dogs like family and kids.... don't read it.or just delete us!

jsg1224 said...

Yup...you're a big fat jerk.

Anonymous said...

Have any of you stopped to think that a great number of people who treat their dogs like children, do so because they can not HAVE kids? We've tried for 15 years, unsuccessfully. Tried treatments, have tried to adopt. We exhausted our savings and really accomplished nothing. I am not saying that dogs are the same as children, but for many people they help fill the void. Before you rush to judge people, think of the possible reasons that little 4 legged critters have become so important to certain people.

Linda Maxwell said...

You don't look as high-class as you try to sound. I do agree that it isn't appropriate to bring pets into someone else's house or car without asking first, though.

Shacoya Mcneil said...

i agree with wendi but i love kids also unfortunately im unable to bare any. my dogs are my babies there my family .

Shacoya Mcneil said...

i agree with wendi but i love kids also unfortunately im unable to bare any. my dogs are my babies there my family .

Carpe Noctem said...

yep and please don't bring your kids to my house either where they touch things, spill juice and you have to change them on my carpet.

Jason White said...

Yeah you're right. I hate people who think their kids are better than dogs. Kids are fucking assholes. Dogs are cheaper than bratty little shitface kids anyways.

Solitary_Soldier said...

Dog owners can do whatever they like with their dogs, or rather themselves become a dog, please try to bark.

But, it is our freedom to dislike Dogs and ask the irritating dog owners not to unleash their "friendly" dogs in front of us. We have full right to kick their dog if it sniffs around our legs. It is simple question of freedom. Personal spaces should not be violated in any democratic society.

Solitary_Soldier said...

Hats off to the writer. Dog owners are irritating creatures. I like all the human babies, but not any dog.

Rene Lough said...

I totally agree with you! My boyfriend and I have a 8 month old baby and he also has a big dirty 10 year old mutt that costs us expensive vet bills every 6 months... our relationship is strained because of this dog and his weird affection towards it....we've almost broken up 20 times.. i've never hated dogs so much after i met this one... yes i know my boyfriends being stupid to let us break up because i cant live with a dog in the same house ugh... fml

Jose Garcia said...

Dogs have been elevated to this new level because our culture is becoming more broken, people can have a dog and be totally in control and also have a thing to love and it will love??? you.
I say if you want someone to love, go out and find a human, even a homeless person is looking for a true friend. And quit bringing your dog into my favorite dining room.

Adeline Burtt said...

bitchy much, "stargirl"? Or just recuperating from that lipo?

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