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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Kimberly Ellison said...

This is for the original writer of this ridiculous article. I want to just start by laughing at your arrogance. Your dog probably hates you of you only give it the bare essential needs. Really, dogs need so much more than that. I'm not even going to list all of the reasons dogs need so much more. Why don't you stop being an arrogant cunt. Maybe people who say they "have dogs" are trying to relate to you on some way(which I don't know why they would wAnt to do that since you sound like you can't relate to anyone but your boring baby thumping counterparts). People like you are so self involved that you wouldn't even begin to understand. Arrogant and judgemental people like you should not be allowed to have children or a dog for that matter.you are an amoeba on a rat of society. Ugggg get over yourself already before I vomit.

Ivy F said...

You are a true asshole. It's people like you who disregard animals and pets. You are the one who hits, yells, leaves your pet unsheltered in the cold, chained by the tree and takes the animal to the pound upon any small issues. It is MY choice to treat my pet as well as I treat a human or my child. Not dictated by tight assed jerks like you! Please do us a favor...do not own a pet. Some of these dogs save lives, some of these animals bring handicapped or mentally ill children, old people joy. You are "one of those" I'd like to punch in the fact, throat, etc. Prime example of a POS!

Liz said...

Wow Jen, I can not believe u actually feel u have the right to even blog about this. If I knew u u would definitely get a punch in the throat along with a pic of ur selfish self hung up with a huge red line through it. Our dog is our family, we have had her for over 12 years, yes she us spoiled but u know what, that is absolutely none of ur business. We love her so so much. She always loves on us and loves when we do the same, she loves being around us and very much attached to my dad, she is so sweet and gets excited over the smallest things, she is actually sick right now and were very upset about it and of course doing anything and everything we can. But all of that really isn't the point, and also know we all love children as you do. But the fact that u don't have not like dogs and speak if this is so disgusting. U really should keep ur mouth shut about certain things. My family and friends love dogs and when others donate and give their time and help and rescue them are wonderful caring amazing people and then u feel u have the right to write this. If u do not like or care about them, fine, but how dare u shunt others or blog about them just because you don't agree. I think your absolutly ridiculous and a selfish human being if u even thought writing this was ok

Liz said...

Hi Ivy, u wrote things in ur post that I forgot to write in mine, so thanks and so true. I think she is a selfish person, thinking just bc she has this blog she can write this with no experience in what the hell she is talking about, what an idiot. Other than dogs being awesome and beautiful and sweet and loving they do help others so much. Great companions, help people who have epilepsy know when it is coming and I actually talked with a couple in the store a few weeks ago who had three dogs with them, he was in the war and has severe anxiety and other issues from being over seas, him and his wife loved their dogs so so much and explained to me how much they help him. So again Jen, how dare u speak of this and even worse write about it w/o doing more research. U are so disgusting and ignorant.

Liz said...

Well Sarah get over it, maybe people don't like the way you treat your dog, if your not gonna be a good pet owner, you shouldn't have gotten a dog, nothing says you have to. Also maybe people just don't like u period, if u don't understand why we treat and love our dogs this way maybe you should take a good look at yourself, there are so many wonderful people out there who take time to foster and rescue dogs and there is u, who don't understand, boo fuckin hoo, get over yourself

Lauren Rodriguez said...

am upset this person is going about saying how dog people are crazy and how they can't feel that same connection as one has to a child. How this person does not feel sympathy for someone who has lost their pet because all they are is an animal.
I have raised my champion since he was a few months old, though he was not from my womb or even of my species, I would say I feel like I lost my baby because Champion was my baby, as crazy as that makes me sound.
I had to ween him off doggy bottles on to solids.
I had to stay up countless night due to his constant crying.
I would have to spend hours trying to figure out what he wanted.
I remember I would sleep a total of 4 hours my first year with him.
I remember having to manage my time while having to juggle school, softball, and taking care of my pup.
No, I never changed a diaper, but I had to potty train him. I had to change potty pads until he learned how to go outside.
I even taught him how to walk on his two back legs.
I had to take him to doctor appointments.
I would have to trim his nails.
I would have to make sure he got some form of exercise.
I had to buy him toys and new toys when he ripped apart his previous ones.
I had to put up my nice things, so he would not break or ruin them.
I had to give him baths regularly. Sometimes on a daily basis.
I had to teach him not to bully other dogs or pick fights with dogs twice his size.
I had to feed him and it got to the point where he would only eat when I would, so it was as if we were having our meals together.
If I had a trip anywhere, I would always take him, I recall taking him on my trips back home and to san antonio and to the outlets in san marcos.
Also when I traveled, I would pack him his own bag, sort of like a diaper bag.
Any time I was out during the day I would have to get someone to dogsit him.
I even planned my life according to him. I wouldn't move to lubbock if I could not find a housing arrangement that was dog friendly. Even if it meant having to work extra shifts to be able to afford that pet deposit, I was not willing to leave champ behind.
I even was going to buy him baby uggs and baby duck boots and baby north face jacket to protect him on our walks while living in lubbock during the cold winters.
I saw him grow and saw his personality.
He would always be calmed by jack johnson songs, and for the longest time I had to play them and rub his tummy to calm him down.
He was curious. When I would be typing papers, he would stare for a bit, and then try to emulate my actions by stepping across my keyboard and then looking at the screen.
Also when I did my make up, he would glare at me in confusion and one day I saw him rubbing his face against the eyeshadows that I had left out as though he was trying to put his face on like me.
He was smart but silly.
He was a fast learner.
Though he was small, he had a big personality.
Even reading the words "Ill love you forever. Ill like you for always" brings me to tears.
Seeing his toys and his shirts scattered across the floor brings back all the memories and makes my heart happy and hurt all at the same time.
I raised him for seven years of my life.
I had to put him before myself, because he was so dependent on me.
He taught me about the best kind of love. The kind where you do not have to remind with words because actions alone speak volumes.
I realized this a few weeks ago on our last walk, I set him free and he chose to stay by me the whole time.
He did not want us to part, nor did I.
So perhaps this may not be exactly like losing a child, but I can say that I have honestly not ever in my life felt this amount of pain or this amount of longing.
If it makes me crazy to love a dog that much, then so be it.
I am crazy.

Anonymous said...

The author is just jealous that dog owners are so much wiser and have made better financial decisions about dependents. Stupid breeders.

la lou said...

I'm not a fan of dogs either and wouldn't treat them as I treat my own children, that's why I don't have one...but I would never talk about a dg the way you do... i dont HATE them...they are animals and deserve respect in a certainw ay... I would never mistreat a dog or any other animal....

Whocares said...

Ha! My parents had 16 children. Yes, SIXTEEN. And do you know what? It was their choice.

Cheryl Dunham said...

Here's to adopting human children :)

Mike Cook said...

I would save the dog. I don't like kids plain and simple.I would die for any of my dogs and cats, work extra jobs if one of them needed an expensive surgery etc. Don't tell me I don't love my pets as much as you love your kids. Screw off.

murano33 said...

don't like then don't watch. if they like dogs than why trouble u?? mind ur own business

murano33 said...

I just lost my dog today and seeing u writing all this make me sad and happy too. his rough collie 8 years old love him n my other dog. when u love ur dog u will realize how much love the dog have for u. its total loyalty. that one thing human will not have even own children.

Anonymous said...

The only thing I ever wanted in life was to be a mother and a wife but my husband and I are unable to have children. We were pregnant once and lost the baby and are unable to adopt. To help me cope my husband and I got a chihuahua, I love her and she is the closest thing I will ever have to a child. When people ask if we have children I reply "no but we do have a little dog, she is like my baby." Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if you don't understand mine that is fine but what am I hurting by trying to fill the whole in my life. I know that my dog is not a "real child" I know that I will never get the thing I wanted most in life. What do you gain by reminding me of it?

David Jr said...

you sound very lame

David Jr said...

Oh. My god. You are fucking insane. Letting a child die and rescuing your dog instead...you are worthless.

Sandra Hawley said...

most crazy dog people suffer from a kind of dementia, they give to dogs what is sacred because they are incapable of connecting with another human being on a deep level. Superficiality and shallow emotional depth is what drives many away from parenting real human beings. They are essentially in a state of arrested development and it is probably good that they not contribute to the gene pool. If dogs assist in this self inflicted eugenics then they do indeed serve a purpose to keep these nitwits from breeding.

Crystal King said...

Has it ever occurred to you that not everyone wants kids and that some people may just like dogs better? People having different preferences than you does not make them weird and you normal. I like children... from a distance. I would never want to have one growing in me like a parasite and then bringing me near death by bursting from my vajayjay! They are loud and stinky and always crying! AND WHY ARE THEY ALWAYS SO STICKY??? I've never seen parents of children nuder the age of 5 who actually look happy to be alive lol. You guys look completely miserable and sleep deprived. I'm not a kid person and I love my dog because he can be trained to do whatever I want him to and actually wants to please me. What's cute about your child who will eventually grow into a teenager who will hate you? You can instill whatever you want into you kid and he/she could still grow up to be a murder or pedophile or just a terrible frikkin person. Am I better than you for not being interested in raising a snot monster? No. No I'm not but you aren't better than me either just because I adore my dog.

Stephanie Kincaid said...

Now children.. Let's all calm down. Everybody poops.
Ok, I got through only like 30 comments til I couldn't take it anymore lol
Basics; I have a 13 year old daughter and 2 dogs.
I've had animals all my life and am pretty well covered in tattoos of the awesome animals of the world. I'll also be entering school to be a vet tech.
I baby talk the crap out of any animal I come in contact with ♥ (not supposed to with children).
I enjoy stories and pictures of children and pets equally. Happiness is a wonderful thing no matter where it stems from.
That being said..
If my dogs were to die, I would mourn them forever.
If my daughter were to die, I would end my life.

Cassandra Tallent said...

First off, birds are no where near the same as dogs so don't pretend like you understand because you don't. Also, I would rather you shoot me than my dog because I care about my dog more than myself... ya know, kinda like parents care more about their children more than themselves. It has nothing to do with them being equal.

Also, no posts on this thread said anything about a dog lover feeling the same about it's death as a parent loosing a child. That's an overly dramatic and ignorant assumption on your part.

So what if a dog lover spends $100 on dog perfume. It's none of your business how people spend their money.

Some dogs need sweaters and shoes for colder climates but even still, it's none of your business if or why people dress them.

Cassandra Tallent said...

We also train our children to do things so......

Obviously you can't see the similarities.

Cassandra Tallent said...

Omg, seriously? Out of all the things you could have wrote an entire blog about,, you wrote it about how dog lovers annoy you? Besides the fact that it sounds like you lead a boring life, you should also take into consideration that maybe the people who throw their love for dogs into the conversation about kids is because they don't like hearing about your kids. I know more people who hate hearing others talk about their children then people who hate others talk about their pets. I don't have children and when people talk about their children I have nothing to interject into the conversation except for things like "oh, that's nice" or "oh how sweet". That makes it for an awkward one way conversation. Also, anyone who has ever met people who have children at home know that parents talk about their kids A LOT. Not that it's a bad thing because parents lives revolve around their children so they are always on their minds. The same can also be said for some dog lovers. If they devote all their energy and happiness into a pet then they will be more inclined to talk about them. I don't think either one of those situations make them less entitled to talk about the things that make them happy. No one can tell anyone how much they love their pets. Not all people love their kids the same therefore how can any person tell someone how much they love their pets?

joanna caviedes said...

One thing is to love a Pet as they were person and treat them with love and other is compare them with kids...I understand peole who can not have children put their emotions in an animal and they are happy , so who cares ..it would be better if they could adopt being so many kids in this words that are mistreated and neglected , abandoned and poor... so yeah is bothers sometime that people spend so much on a dog instead of helping a poor kids, those who dont even have a plate of rice to eat and your dog eats super expensive food.. its a crazy world.. i dont spend more than its needed on my dog, and we love him, he is my olders son friend..but i dont let him sleep in my bed or sofa because stinks even after showering..maybe his type of breed.. but talking about this is like talking about religion with Muslims..that best point as civilizated people we are is agree to disagree.. i dont care if other friend or relatives love their dogs as babies but they cant not also tell people are bad for treating a dog like a dog ..if the dog cries outside to come out when i have children visiting my house i dont care if he cries.. its sad but i will always put a childs confort over my dogs confort...my husband and i agree if the dog is sick and he needs a 10 000 surgery we will put him to sleep because i would not put my family in debt for a dog..even when it would break our hearts but if any of my kids gets sick and i have to sell my house for it .. i would so happy ...so there you see.. a dog isnot like child..and never be... love them all you want, everybody is free to do whatever they want..lets try not to judge each other for the choices we make in life.

joanna caviedes said...

Totally True. My husband used to sleep with dog on bed , let tv on , let him on the sofa , still from plate etc until we married, then i made him read Cesars website and i put the dog out of my bed( isnot my husband so i dont want him between my legs) and trainned him to be a dog , bought him a dog bed , at the beginning my husband and dog didnt liek it because dog cried, after twom months my dog goes to his bed happyly and sleep so deep, my husband and i have a better relationship .. Dogs dont care to sleep on the floor or bed.. its people who let them and confuse dogs , so dogs are spoiled.

joanna caviedes said...

why people here get mad at someone for not loving a dog.. its her choice and true if the kid loves him well..at least hope you treat the dog with kind..people who treat bad other people for making a choice is not nice.. you are not nicer person for loving a dog than a perosn who doesnt... same as somone doesnt want have kids so they dogs.. its theri choice.. when you attack other people for their choice ..then YOU are wrong not her... at leats Brittney is honest... i would not suport is she said she hits the dog of course. People comes first always..not dogs... except for murders, rapers etc...

joanna caviedes said...

kids smile is much better, kigs hugs are more wonderfull, i love you mami is so much better than a lick from a dog even when they gets you crazy sometimes..there isnot point to compare and someone who has no carry a baby inside and feel him grow or adopted on and seen him grown ..has not idea .

joanna caviedes said...

so sad to see someone WENDY writting I hate kids... someone who hate little angels should burn in hell.. why not saying i dont want kids.. so who care is your choice... people loving kids or dogs... who cares no one is better for choosing one to love.. but YES DOGS are not CHILDREN.. there is a line between us..so a kids life worths much much much more and than a dogs life.. AUGUST is nice that you help dogs neglected but why not saving KIDS neglected.. they become a headache when teenager jjst as result or bad parenting...there are so many kids crying for a piece of bread or someone hitting them..lets save them ..lets make them better persons intead of complaining of them one day because they are criminal when no one showed them what love was.

joanna caviedes said...

well said !!!

joanna caviedes said...

you need a check up...

joanna caviedes said...

treat them with love as dogs.. never ever try to compare or put him over a childs life.Thats it

joanna caviedes said...

Thanks God you dont have a kid because you would be a terrible Mom, comparing kids with dogs is only for goofys..love them all you want but no matter what yu say a kid would never be compared to an animal.. if you hate kids you must have had some issues with your lfe.. nt wanting them is one things ..its your choice and acpetable..hating kids is terrible . I love my dog and my kids but My kids over my dogs ALWAYS

joanna caviedes said...

i dont think so.. it hurst yes.. but you would recover and get another.. can you do the same with any of your parents? would you treade the life of your dog over your parents or brothers?? i dont think so... a human life , specially relative hurts much much more than a dog..for experience

joanna caviedes said...

as soon you treat it with kind ..no one cant tell you suck August Smith ehy judge .. is her choice.. not everybody wants to be a father , no everyone wants to have a dog..

joanna caviedes said...

Crystal King you are pointing the bad things about having a kids to justify you dont want one.. well a dog never wipes his bad after pooping then go sit on your lap on your bed/sofa where you put your face( dusgusting) never brushes his teeth so when he licks you and breath on you smell like hell , trsh full death fish..etc etc .. there are bad things i could pointing for having an animal at home beside they stink even after showreing because they dont wash their hand 10 times a day like we do.. i love my dog ut i love more my kids.. you are about saying no one should feel better than the other for making a life choice.. your dog was a parasite too.. having my kid inside was the most wonderful experience..maybe not for everyone.. but its like magic.. he smiling makes my day more than see my dog drullying over my floors.. his cries is just because he needs something same dogs barks when a cars pass or someone at your dog.. so i would say million of wonderful things kids bring to people life.. if they have good parenting they will be good people and might save your life one day when you need a doctor or nurse , etc.. im so sorry you see a kid like something terrible and i understand why God will never give you one.

joanna caviedes said...

haha..my autocorrection in iphone changed some words but i think you understand.

From God's Heart to My Eyes said...

totally agree 100% ..so tired of people shoving their animals down my throat

joanna caviedes said...

Of course is insulting the same way.. when 150 years ago people treat African as animals so they thought they deserve to be saleve.. SO WRONG.. so if you compare a PERSON with an animal is INSULTING and means something is missing and the bubble head.

joanna caviedes said...

Its true people that cant have children put their emotions in a dog ad treat them like that. But why no adopting a real child instead of a dog, there are soo many poor kids crying for help , for a plate a rice, bad parents hit them , treat them even worse than an animal.. so sad.. why choosing a dog over a child...hope you coukd see it that way and once you hold one baby in your arms and see his smile hear him laughing or saying i luv u mommy then you will see the children are moe importand than animals.. you still can have your dog and treat as your kid if you want.. but do not give up on the experience of having a real child.. it the most wonderful feeling inspite of all the sacrifices and headaches sometimes they gives us. I love my dog but i love more my kids .

joanna caviedes said...

hahaha.. i read comments and comments and what i see is how crazy people are to fight for something is really obvious . DOGS ae CHILDREN never ever compare an animmal with a person but yes everyone could choose who to love and how much.. and the way people respond is just showing the kind of educationn they had.. so saying mothers squirt or poop as i read in oder comments is like saying YOU ARE a SHIT because your mother poop you right? so lets not confuse things and think twice before you write something like that

Stephanie Yen said...

Well its not as if your kids went out and bought the dog themselves asshole. Act like a grownup and take some responsibility. People like you sicken me!

David Jim said...

Brittney I agree with you, dogs are annoying.

Jason Gary said...

All right, guys: you can hate kids all you want, but guess what? Kids are necessary. Dogs aren't. Know what would happen if everyone was selfish and hated children? The human race would go out like a light. Be thankful there are people who are willing to accept real, true responsibility that actually matters, so that people like YOU can jet-set around, climb career ladders, party all weekend, save all your money, and talk about how your dog is just like a baby.

Elizabeth O'Donnell said...

I have this same problem. I have dogs but they have a house in the backyard because I also am allergic. Even though my family knows I'm allergic and don't let my dogs in, they still bring their dogs into my house and let them sit on my furniture when they are here. Really pisses me off.

Elizabeth O'Donnell said...

I have a similar issue. I have dog allergies, so my dogs have a house in the backyard and don't come inside. Even though my family knows I'm allergic and don't let the dogs come in, they will bring their own dogs in my house and let them sit on my new furniture. And when my sister's dog bit my 3 year old, I was asked not to report it because my sister's dog is "her baby and she can't handle having him taken away." It seems to me the dog freaks really don't like children, see previous and following comments for examples.

Elizabeth O'Donnell said...

I don't see why a dog needs a stroller unless its legs don't work. I think people who do this really want kids (whether they realize it or not) and that's why they try to baby their dogs.

Jen NOLA said...

Amanda, I hope got rid of leans found it a home or had it euthanized. To drop a dog like that off at a shelter would have been tremendously cruel. He would have gone through days of anxious hell before being put down, anyway. Thanks for trying to keep him with the Prozac, though.

Ariana Wooten said...

I absolutely LOVE dogs, I even work at a rescue. However, dog's are just dogs. I love my dog Jo with all my heart, and raising an indoor dog is a lot like raising a child (Trust me, I have one of each) and I love to show off the things my dog can do, but my dog is not my 'baby.'They do require discipline like children or they don't learn. My dog has been spanked before, and so has my child, but they both still love me, and I them.
In short, It's not crazy. Dogs are like children, but in the end, they are just dogs.

Murpho Murphow said...

I like some dogs, but have only ever felt I loved one. I didn't love it the same as my children, though. When the one pet I loved died, it was sad, but not the same as a loved human's death. I guess, happily, that I am not a weird dog person.

Neosapien said...

If you had said that the baby put the relationship with your dog into perspective, I could agree, but to just flat out stop caring about the dog because a little being with half your DNA shot out of your vagina, well, that just makes you look like a selfish bitch. I have to imagine that isn't what you were going for.

Neosapien said...

There are seven billion people in this world, they are entirely unimportant individually.

Neosapien said...

Whitney, I think you were trying to emphasize how important your child is to you, but you came off just sounding like a bitch. FYI

Neosapien said...

Or perhaps they don't overvalue human children like you do; they are not special. By the way, humans are technically animals as well, so if you want to call him 'it', realize you and your kid could be called the same.

Neosapien said...

Humans are also animals and tend to have a much more negative impact on the world and even each other. I've never read about a dog committing an act of genocide after all. So yes, humans matter more, but in the worst possible way. By the way, if I could save you or a dying rat, I'd take the rat. The world could do without your callous attitude.

Neosapien said...

The only reason your sons don't lick their balls is because they can't accomplishing it physically. I suppose they'll have to settle for rape, murder and all of the other wonderful things humans partake in. Not to mention the many perversions (scat porn anyone)?

Carly Kroll said...

Firstly, I'm debating whether you wrote this piece just to stir up some trouble. Then I thought again, people with young children (worst offenders: first time parents and those with children under 2) and people who think there dogs are children are the reason I quit Facebook.
I have some friends who bring their dog along every time we meet up for a lunch or dinner. Without fail. I will add that it's totally fine and legal to bring your dog along to a restaurant in Germany. Health standards, forget that little Fido comes first. Is that point alone a major explanation to the 0% population growth in Germany? Could there be enough German couples who are happy enough to not have children but instead get a dog and treat it as a child?

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Junebaby87 said...

Your woo right.. I rather be with my dog then ignorant, racist, stupid human being.. I don't trust people that are not dog lovers.. u must have some type of crazy mentality. . Or a bad person because dogs can feel bad vibes.. my dog doesn't like my brother.. He almost stabbed me and my dog was standing in front of me the whole time she had my back!..

And there is a reason why people treat their dogs like kids.. Some people can't have babies! And dogs can be used as therapeutic ... for stress or depression. . When I was 5 years old my Pitt bull saved me from a man that was about to kidnap me.. He dragged me by my hair to my door step..

So anyways I love dogs.. better then humans!!!!!!!!! ;)

Levi Russell said...

This post demonstrates how psychologically disturbed so-called "dog people" are. Projecting your emotions onto animals which are not capable of abstract thought is a really sad state of affairs.

Levi Russell said...

People who treat their pets like people are clearly very emotionally weak. Projecting your own emotions onto animals which are not capable of abstract thought or emotion is sort of childish and pathetic IMO. I don't advocate violence against animals and I grew up with plenty of them around the house, but they are not people. Those who believe otherwise are psychologically deranged.

Lillian said...

I agree with you!

K Jonestin said...

You are so right Damn dogs are not people If you dogs loves would give the same love and time towards humanity the world would be a better place........
DOGS ARE NOT PEOPLE

Anonymous said...

I hate when people say their dog is just as hard or even harder than raising a child. I am thinking, oh really? Either you don't have children or are a really bad parent. They are nothing alike! A child will drain you Physically and emotionally a dog is easy to take care of the older they get! And they always love you, can you say that about a teenager? Do you worry about your dog out late at night? Do you worry about his grades?

And when your dog gets old and starts having problems you can just put them down legally. Imagine if you where a parent with a child with cancer or with down syndrom ,etc.

Also most dog owners don't even take careof their dog properly, they take it for a walk and let it crap in public places and yards and don't even bother to pick it up. I hate people

Bekka LovesDogs said...

"But I'm not cruel"

I don't see a thing about this lovely little paragraph you posted here that ISN'T cruel... not just in regards to the dog, but to your husband. Yikes. Glad I'M not your husband!

gordon said...

Dogs will protect and die for their masters. You're rotten kids will dump your old ass in an inexpensive nursing home and fight over your house and life insurance. Dogs are loyal, kids are a pain in the ass. I detest how mothers spoil their kids and make other people's lives miserable. I was a teacher and wanted to punch kids in their snotty noses. Kids suck!

gordon said...

You are truly an idiot. How many people did Hitler murder? Are you antisemitic as well as stupid?

Ashley Cosgrove said...

Go kill yourself please.. give the dog to someone who WILL care about it. Bitter bitch.

John Kimbrough said...

Yes the do lick their own balls you know why? Because they can. If I could do that I would never leave the house.

Anonymous said...

Wow @ the hate this blog post has received. Animal lovers like to tout about how they are more ''ethical'' but then they go and behave like a bunch of ignorant savages.

A decent number of you people, I'm sure, are just teenagers still depended on your parents. You're essentially children. So where do you get off acting like you're any different?

If you think that a dog is worth as much or more than a human being then you are sick in the head. I doubt you'd think of yourself in that way so what gives you the right to think about any other person that way?

Anonymous said...

Your feelings for your dog can never and will never compare to the bond that parents have to their children.

Get over yourself.

It's like suggesting I can love a dog as much as you love your own mother. It's bullshit.

No ones saying you don't love your dog but you don't love it as much as a parent loves their kid. You disagree because you don't frickin' know since you've never had ant kids but I must also add that you're not just ignorant but you're also also quite naive for even thinking so.

I agree with Caddy in that you people think that you are worth more than your dog but you think we are worth less. Shame on YOU! What are you? Jesus? How is your self worth and your worth of other people so disproportionate? You're not an alien or a different species. Again, get over yourself.

Someone's forgetting that they used to be a child..

Ahh the luxuries of growing up.. You get to pick on the littler kids and act like you're better.

Anonymous said...

If you'd save a dog (yours or otherwise) over a person then you are EVIL. End of story.

A dog can never be worth more than any person. Even the most heinous criminal. I'd still choose them over my dog and I love my dog.

Anonymous said...

No, you don't. You don't know what it's like for a parent to love a child. How can you say it's like that? You can't.

You're also wrong. They're worlds apart. They're in a different universe.

Your smelly ass mutt could never compare to a human being.

themoreuknow black said...

Kids grow up and leave home they progress and become independent , and they sleep in cribs as babys learn to go on their own. you can't compare the 2

Benny Hinn said...

Dogs need love, responsible owners, food, water, exercise...beyond that in my opinion is eccentricity.
They are member of our family, but they won't care about human luxuries.

Benny Hinn said...

In my opinion, this has no logical basis: Dogs are creatures that can fill your life in ways no child could just like a dog's company can't like a child can.
It's another thing to say that you hate kids or dogs, that's a personal preference.

Having said that, I consider that overpamperinr either dogs or kids spells trouble. A dog does not need a million dollar bed, or a fur coat. Just a regular sweater will do just like a kid does not need a Ferrari, some od them do get those for christmas and spoils them.

Having said that: Enjoy life, don't overdo it dog lovers, buy the way I hate that neat little label which mean you are a Horse Hater? Or what?

Go and love your dogs, love your kids, rescue some dogs if you care. Adopt homeles kids if you wish, there are lots of abandoned kids out there just like there are abandoned dogs.

You can have both and be happy!

Benny Hinn said...

There is no comparison, you can't compare apples to Fried Chicken. They have a different place and different place in life.
Some people might compare them to children because they can't either have them or don't want them and they fill their lives at certain point in their lives. That's all.

I'm pretty sure in this very same moment a mother who has a son who is in jail for being a criminal would prefer to have a dog. Or a dog owner whose dog has become very aggresive and because of lack of knowledge on how to train him she would either prefer to be alone or have children!

Let's just be happy!

Becca R said...

At the end of the day it all boils down to opinions. And I don't think anyone should be saying who will be going to Hell or for what. I'm pretty sure we will each find out where we're going when it's "our time".

anonymouse said...

I have an aversion to dogs as once, a friendly one changed it's mind and went from nice to nasty and took a chunk out of my leg - WITHOUT PROVOCATION. That's right - AlI did was cease stroking him and he went for me. Cheers. So anyway, recently I met a girl who said she had four dogs - "but don't worry, they're lovely, they're my *babies*" she said. Went ot her place to hang out for an afternoon, and as soon as the doo r was opened the stench of piss and dog shit hit me. It was grim to say the least. I went in and she apologised for the smell - it was the puppy. Awww... I had to step over the puddles of piss on her living room floor, to get to the totally hair-covered sofa, which covered my black top and trousers in white hair - "brave choice wearing black!" she laughed, "what were you thinking?". I was thinking that I don't normally have to change my sartorial choices for a bloody animal. The two biggest dogs were outside, yelping and howling and jumping at the windows to try and get in to see (maul) me, and the two small ones were constantly jumping around the room, chewing up dvd covers, cushions, fighting with each other, gnawing at my shoes and laces, "aww, might as well let them chew your shoes, they won't stop!" she laughed. Then the puppy decided to sit in the middle of the room and take a shit. "good boy! she said - you went on the newspaper!" Admittedly the puppy did go on newspaper, but the paper was already soaked in piss, and the dogs proceeded to walk in it and take it around the room. At no point did their owner decide to clean it up. "Don't worry, I'll do it later, they'll only do it again if I clean it up.." she shrugged. The dogs continued to jump up on me and the sofa. The puppy was damp from it's own piss. But the owner laughed at me - for being so 'weird' that I was feeling disturbed by them. "They're so cuuuuuute! I looooove them!" she sighed, kissing them both and letting them lick her MOUTH with their tongues. I nearly vomited. But no, I'm the odd one for disliking the animals. I know that she spends a lot of money on them and their healthcare, but her house and belongings are shredded, gnawed and wrecked by them. The two big ones were let in, then all hell broke loose. They jumped onto me, barked, fought with the younger ones and spread even more excrement around the place. I made my excuses and left. Never did outside air smell so good. You can keep your dogs.

Lizzie Smith said...

Totally agree. My sister with asthma ran a marathon and didn't have an asthma attack because she grew up with all sorts of animals.

Lizzie Smith said...

Isn't a dog cleaning itself when it licks it's nuts? Perfectly understandable, right?

What about when a teenage boy masturbates? Disgusting, right?

Lizzie Smith said...

Quick question:
Did you pick bodies out of disgusting-smelling rubble that probably burned your nose, wagging your tail and tongue lolling out? Dogs are simple creatures--give them food and you could train them to do anything. My parents trained their dog to call 911, thus saving my dad's life during a seizure. He didn't get a treat for it.

Dogs are simple and children are complex. As far as I can tell, they're both animals, but one is smarter and brattier.

I rather have Mr. Simpleton the Dog than Mr. Temper Tantrum the Toddler with me in public, but don't get me wrong, love my kids so much.

Lizzie Smith said...

I agree with some of you wrote, but I mentioned some grievances in a previous comment--would have replied to my original comment, but I couldn't find it, so here I am, typing a new comment. :)

I mentioned my parents, after losing three out of their five children, now raise their dogs, cats, and horses to kid status. It helps them deal with it. Two of the deaths, five and ten year old girls, were quick, in a car accident, but my dad was driving. My brother, age twenty, died of cancer in fourteen months, was in hospice for five. All three of them are buried in the town we grew up in, where I still live, along with my brother's two miscarriages and a miscarriage of my sister. I don't blame them, and actually encourage their babying of their pets, when the doctor told me it helped with my mom's PTSD.

Anyway, I wanted to added something funny (thank God for my pets and five beautiful children to make me laugh, truly blessed as a mother), I'm convinced my dogs were smarter than my kids who were ages three and under. For example, at four months of age, my husband trains our dogs to fetch us beers or water bottles. After sitting down and writing a list, I realized my dog knows over 700 words and commands. Same with our cat (he fetches the wine opener!). Pretty sure my little rugrats (all honor students) couldn't "get momma a diaper for [kid]" like my dogs or cat could.


Anonymous said...

Wendi- I think you should think more carefully about your statement. Sure, some children may have character flaws- they might grow out of them, or they might not. But they will grow up into people just like you did, and a dog will never be anything more than a dumb beast.

jessica galvan said...

I agree with you, Kaitlin!

jessica galvan said...

What is wrong with "pet parents"? Nothing at all, but it's judgemental people like you and "hubs" who make it an issue. I have a child of my own, as well as a dog, I love them both dearly, although not the same. Take your lactating self, elsewhere, your blog is of absolute disgust. And while your at it, try a dog, they have the tendency to put a smile on your face, which is what you and "hubs" probably need :-) :-)

Madchen said...

No, just self-centered (which with selfish is redundant BTW), neurotic, entitled, spoiled, loud, unpredictable, messy, dirty, smelly, belligerent animals who lack training :) give me a cute kid who can't bite your hand off or give you rabies any day. Dog lovers are so defensive and unreasonable, i swear.

Madchen said...

^ um, I should think his own GRANDPARENTS would? Lol, what hypocrisy coming from you dog owners. Most of you get offended when nobody but you thinks it's adorable when Rover knocks some toddlers and chairs over to grab a piece of chicken out of someone's hand.

Madchen said...

^everything you've said is beyond deluded and clearly your voice irrational obsession with your dog has made you thrown all logic and common sense out the window. You sir, are a fool. Something about owning a dog brings out the stupid and evil in the owners. You need therapy, but a smelly barky dog that will make you feel needed

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Madchen said...

What utter hypocrisy! You are the only one acting like a sociopath you ignorant fool. Say it outloud: "Iam harassing this bblogger because she hurt my feelings". You sound like one sad deranged woman-child. She is correct and you feel insecure about it is all. You're one of those psychotic, unreasonable, hypocritical, obnoxious dog freaks who think everyone should worship their dog. You people are lonely (no wonder, no guarantee can tolerate you) and so youssmother your poor animal to deal with it amazing how you choose what you see from her honesty post, just never you're too mentally and emotionally obese to actually read. Calm downand GET OFF the blog instead of spamming with your irrational hhate.

Madchen said...

Can't tell if trolling or just insane hypocrite who will be judged?

Haley Ramirez said...

WORD.

amateurgenealogist said...

that's pretty mean. I can't have kids. I know exactly what I am missing out on and it's pretty painful. I don't think my dog is a substitute but it's sure nice to have something to take care of and have as a buddy. It's mean to say what you said. I hope you are nicer to your kid and are teaching him some manners that you clearly lack yourself.

Sandra S said...

Did you know that dogs save lives? A dog can save your child's life. I have much respect for that. To compare a dog to a child? Why not? What's the big deal? Instead of belittling people who compare their pet/s to a child, why don't you look into how a dog can be like that of a child for those who are not able to have a child/children. Wow I see a lot of ignorant responses here. Sad, indeed.

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Por la raza said...

This is for 'Z'....you are a fucking idiot. Your mother should have aborted you. I am so sick of all you fucking knuckleheads.

Anonymous said...

It's Not a real child and she needs to know that.
What happens If she baby sits for someon and her house somehow catches a fire? Is she going to save that DOG before the real child? I call these people out because the dog "parents" go to far.

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THE ZOO said...

I loooove my pups and kitties. Im not one for kids but give me any animal any day and Im cooing. And yes my pets have clothes and a million pics taken of them.

Marie-Anne Duhem said...

CATS rule!!! (Good luck reading all the comments!)

Crysania said...

If someone took my dog or she got loose I would be devastated. Absolutely. The thought of losing her fills me with dread. We are not all the same.

Akausal said...

Because they're hate-filled misanthropes. Instead of loving their husbands/wives, they worship their dog. Disgusting people.

Akausal said...

These dog lovers make me sick. They hate eachother yet worship theri dogs. At least be fair you assholes.

Aaron said...

That is the same way many of us feel about you bringing your child to our house. I don't have a kid, my house isn't friendly to children with protection on sockets and stairs to keep your child safe. So feel free to not bring them over anytime we gather. My ears aren't warmed to their wailing and moaning and incessant whining. You can always just pay for a babysitter or stay at home with them.

Brian A said...

Agreed. Dogs are better

Anonymous said...

"Don't push your lick assing kid in our face! If you don't like our response to your child, don't bring it with you! What ever happened to asking the people you are going to visit if they mind if you bring your child?! Yes, we mind! We don't want your stinky, sticky child on our furniture, on our floors or on our bed. We don't appreciate them jumping on us or other guests in our home. or their squelching, annoying shreaks and screams, disrupting our conversations between people. We don't want them in our $40,000 vehicle. Leave them at home where they belong or get a babysitter!!! I do not hate your child, as long as they are properly trained in "YOUR" home. That leaves it "our option" to decide if we want to come over to your house and deal with all the sticky messes we will walk out with all over our clothes. Now days people don't feel they have to ask to bring their children along to your home because that's their baby. REALLY?!! WRONG! We will ask you to remove your child from our home or vehicle. You don't want to come back......ok with us!!"

Works both ways!!!! And no, I do not think of my dog as a child.

Anonymous said...

It's the parents fault for not teaching the CHILD to respect the dog!! The dog was just defending itself from the little monster.

Andrea Herbert said...

Jen, You knew what you were getting into with this post and you put it out there anyway. I admire your courage. Thanks,

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Pauline Chen said...

Dogs aren't humans, yes that's what you're trying to say over those big paragraphs.
But surely you wouldn't understand that humans are capable of loving dogs, to the same extent of loving kids. THAT is why, we don't call them our 'kids' or compare them to children.

Marcus P said...

Gee... i wonder how many of you folks who are so passionate about your animals eat meat, wear leather, and use products marketed by such companies as Proctor and Gamble... Makes about as much sense as loving your own children, but gladly stepping on the necks of any child that's not yours...

Tessla Coil said...

I am a dog owner and adore my dog. I don't dress her up or carry her around, but I do comfort her when she gets scared of thunder and fireworks... I bath her, file/clip her nails, brush her teeth (when there isn't enough sticks around etc for it to happen naturally) and feed her every day etc. I have a regular vet and keep her in a healthy way. I got her as a rescue pup, so I had to work through massive separation anxiety, teach her to go to the bathroom outside and what was acceptable to chew in the house and what was not. She get's doggie daycare once a week, because it keep her social and less fearful. She get's a 1-2 hour walk every night and is the main reason I can't go out after work, because it isn't responsible and I stress when she's sick or hurt... If anyone ever hurt her, they would feel my wrath. I care for her like a family member. It is a 14 year commitment. You should never assume that a dog is fine chained up in the back yard with a bone and a bowl of water.

Is it exactly like having kids? No. My dog will never make a friend they can just call up and go visit. She doesn't have school every day and other activities to take the pressure for entertainment and learning off me. When you are a dog owner, you are the teacher, food and care provider, best friend and yes you are like a parent aka pack leader every single day. It's not exactly the same, but the fact that you can't see any similarities, shows me your ignorance about what it takes to actually own one.

Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan said...

Well to each its own.
You like children. I detest the dam things since I was a child.Never liked them never wanted them and never will.

It is my choice to know what I do like and what I do not. I do prefer the company of dogs to the company of people . Yes,in so far people are at its most,predictable, disappointing. Be they children or adults. It is my choice and my life. Do I treat my dogs like children? No as I said I dislike children profoundly, mostly due to their parents.

Who made you the judge of humanity and its flaws or qualities?

Yes you are entitled to like whatever you will. However ones rights end whereas someone else's rights commences.
Not every person should be a parent ,no not every woman has this so called maternal instinct everyone is unique.The important thing is to know oneself and to know what you want for your life.

Anticipating the responses of the children lovers out there ,I do dislike children I've never said they dislike me. On the contrary, they do like me as I do not dumb down the conversation for them and treat them rationally. I do not like to see them upset or suffering ,as a problem solver other peoples kids and teens do tend to come to me.

As for those who may accuse me of been this or that ,well I am a functioning psychopath.
Yes I know who I am. my dogs are no business of yours and your opinion means nothing to me.
To each its own.





Robin Ebaugh said...

We have 2 rescued dogs and 5 rescued cats. We love all of them...they are absolutely members of our family. If you don't understand that, then you're just not an animal lover. Sad for you, because you don't know what you're missing.

And no, I'm not lonely. We have two sons we love more than I can say...they have each married wonderful women and now we have the world's cutest grandkids as well. AND, I teach kindergarten, with 44 students in my class. Guess how many hugs I get daily!?

But that has nothing to do with the fact that our animals are family members and we love them with all of our hearts.

kate (storyteller) said...

500+ comments, but here's a doozy: when my dad was dying of pancreatic cancer, his (no kids) best friends' dog also had cancer, and they'd compare treatments, symptoms, prognosis. Dying, my dad said, "Fuck, i just want to live longer than that goddamn dog."
He didn't. Grieving, the surviving dog owners commiserated with my mom, the widow, telling her they knew just how she felt.

LisaLC2016 said...

I absolutely love my pets, and I don't have children, but yo: your pets aren't your kids. They are not "like your babies". They are not your "family members". And I know you think you're just kidding when you say those things, but sometimes I'm not so sure. I've seen some of y'all get all frothy at the mouth in forums or commenting on viral Facebook posts, saying animals deserve the same rights as human beings, or saying that a person who kicked a dog deserves to be strung up in public and beaten. (Yeah, those are real things people say. Don't kick a dog, but beating a human being for retribution is totes cool). Let's rein it in, no?

It's fantastic that you feel affection for animals - the world needs more love. But is's creepy to me that some of you with actual human children also somehow have no shame about calling your dogs or cats your babies in public. It always makes me want to slowly walk backwards out of the room.

I totally get why parents would roll their eyes at someone calling their pet a "child" or a "baby". Because there's something inherently demented and sad about it. It kind of makes you seem like a child that never grew up and still thinks Santa is real.

LisaLC2016 said...

@kate (storyteller) I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I lost mine as a kid and miss him a ton.

I'm sorry for the things the owners of that dog insensitively and arrogantly said to you and your mom about knowing how you feel. Hopefully at the time she was able to realize they were simply pathetic delusional assholes and not to be given a further thought.

Unknown said...

The truth is, we believe that animals are sapient. Believing that dogs are sapient is what causes us to let them watch CSI. Thinking of animals as mute people stems from when our parents tell us that storks deliver babies. Seeing The Easter Bunny also gives us a wrong idea of what rabbit behavior is like.

Chelsey Johnson said...

You’re everything I hate in a person.

oooodo said...

Wow, you know if you can't have kids why not adopt an orphan? Why is there so much emphasis on biological love? That shit doesn't exist. There are tons of orphans who need homes, yet all of you go for babies who'll grow up wanting birth mom. And please, adopting a dumb animal doesn't make you anything. Odds are, you picked the cute one of the bunch. Not the runt of the litter that will surely die from the needle that day. None of you are capable of anything what so ever. All you crazy fur booty people do is whine and complain when you're called out on your idiocy. I love my own dog more than anything, but it's still a damn dog. Seriously, if you want a kid so badly, don't use the poor mutt as a replacement. Go and adopt an orphaned child. There's plenty of them. Yeah the waiting lists are long but it will be well worth it. This stupid 'furbaby' crap is dumb and just a bunch of nonsense. And plus, the world's not overpopulated if people die every single day.

Jaylena66 said...

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Unknown said...

Why do people think its ok to regurgitate foul words to other people when in reality it is none of their buisness how people choose to live their lives?
If you don't like it I have a simple solution, don't do it!
Yes, dogs are not human. 'We weird dog people' aka, dog owners are aware of it however, humans are notorious for doing whatever they want. For example, human's know we have an overpopulation problem but 'we' continue reproducing and then make everyone else around them suffer as their 'little bundle of joys' annoy the shit out of others. TRUST ME! YOUR KIDS ARE NOT CUTE! THEY ARE ONLY CUTE TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE THEM AS CUTE!!! (Same as my dog).

Everyones lives are retrospective to our own individual experiences and if caring for our pups like a human child is what makes the individual happy NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT to ridicule that happiness.

We are childless by choice hence our pup Mr.Funkmaster (yes he has a title in his rego papers) gets all our undivided attention and love. He is the most obedient, calm and affectionate dog i have ever come across. He has a killer wardrobe and a professionally designed bedroom that even kids would drool over.
We love our dog unconditionally because he is ours and he is our fur baby and we made a promise when we adopted him that we would be his new mummy and daddy till the end.

Scott Hackinson said...

I don't treat dogs like kids; I treat dogs like dogs. However, the difference between me and most dog owners is I treat dogs how dogs should be treated.

I don't raise my voice to them. I don't hit them. I don't say mean things to them. I do tell them I love them on a consistent basis, and tell them good job whenever they do something good.

They can't understand words, but they can understand frequencies. Different words when said the same way repeatedly have similar Hz frequencies that dogs become used to.

They don't undetunder the words I love you, but they do understand the sound. When you show them love when telling them you love them, they take the feeling they get when you say it, and remember it.

Dogs may not be kids, but they're not stupid, well most of them at least..

Roy Caldwell said...

Wendi, you need physiological help. No one wants to see pictures of your nasty dog sleeping in various positions. Makes me wonder what other positions you have with a dog. No one wants your nasty dog slobbering or jumping up on them. No one wants to smell your nasty house. Dogs are nasty and that says a lot about owners who allow their nasty filthy butts in their bed. You dog lovers can't identity well with humans so you force dogs to love you when they probably would rather do as they were made. God Himself calls them the lowest of the low in the bible. I hate dogs and wish they would ban them all. A bunch of nasty creatures. My child has never licked her own butt and kissed me. You people are sick.

Roy Caldwell said...

ANYTHING will love you when it's forced to. I believe any dog would rather be out with other dogs, learning what only another dog can teach it until its so cruely forced to leave it's mother. A dog is forced to be a part of your family, I don't believe that it would have chosen to.

Roy Caldwell said...

Don't see any point. I love children. I hate the sight of a dog. My children aren't running around sniffing everything or everyone's butt. My children don't poop all over the yard or suck their own butts and lick on me. My children don't annoy EVERYONE at night barking endlessly at anything it can. My kids are infested with ticks or fleas. My children do not slobber on everything or eat their own poop or vomit. If a dog dies, I'd toss it in the trash but I have to bury my child. Some people love dogs some hate them but it's just plain cruel to display hatred towards a child. A dog doesn't want to be your best friend, people force dogs to love them. No dog belongs in anyone's house, let alone their bed. That is plain out disgusting.

Roy Caldwell said...

Stop comparing those filthy nasty creatures to kids. God created dogs to be dogs and nothing more. Dogs are the only animal in the bible that God calls and compares to evil. They are the lowest of the low in His eyes but He seems to have quite a bit of admiration for children. Some dog lover's take psycho to a whole new level. There's a dog in my backyard as we speak and outside is where it belongs and will stay. My children have never bit off the side of another person's face or killed a newborn. There's no such thing as a clean dog. We will all see which one is chosen in the end. Certainly won't be the dog, who God calls filth and an abomination.

Roy Caldwell said...

Anyone who gets joy out of talking to something who sits there and barks at you, clearly has mental issue. Not saying you shouldn't like the nasty things but you can't replace them with people. Impossible. Dogs are just plain out gross.

Roy Caldwell said...

You give the animals no choice. You try to strip away it's nature and it would rather not be cooped up with you or caged in a yard. It wasn't made for that. I have never nor will I ever pretend to love anything like I love a human. The bible teaches us that the animals have no soul so how could it love you. You people are insane. No dog loves you. It pities you. A dogs nature is to jump,so it jumps on you, as it would another dog, its taught to cuddle with you. You make it sleep with you so it becomes habitual. Dogs do what you make them do or attempt to teach them but at the end of the day, they are still the very same dog they were created to be. Your pet is incapable of loving you naturally, it's trapped by you in reality. Despite of what you believe your animal could care less about you or your feelings. You force these animals to bond with you for some reason that only you know and they know nothing else. You didn't give birth to any pet so it's not your family. Your dog's nature is what makes it run off or run away because it probably trying to get away from you.

Unknown said...

Dog patents..??? Wow!!! People are nuts these days.

Unknown said...

I've lost a child and a dog, and they both took a piece of my heart when they died. I respect each persons opinion and/or feelings. I'm not in anyone else's shoes and have no right to tell them how they should or shouldn't feel. I know how I felt and that's what was/is important to me.

Unknown said...

I call my service dog a variety of things, from my kid to my wheelchair. I realize that this is mostly about pets, but I feel like I should make this distinction.

My dog is highly intelligent. She's done more for me than a child ever could (if I could have them), and I brag about her successes in the way a mother would of her child.

I'm not a huge fan of children, but I can fake it well enough. When kids come up asking to pet her, I allow it if I'm feeling okay. She returns to focus well, so it isn't a problem.

When I'm very symptomatic, my dog knows what to do. She can help me get somewhere safe to help me get okay. I don't know a young child that can do that. When I have to go to the hospital, she lays on the end of the bed while I'm being stuck with needles and such. My little sister cries and gets in the way, no matter how much I reassure her.

When my dog learns a new trick to help me, I tell everyone I know. I realize that children learning new things is exciting, but everyone I know can dress themself. I don't know other dogs that can recognize a police officer and bring them to me if I'm unconscious.

No hate, I'm just saying that not all dogs chew things. Mine doesn't. She does give me the help I need as a disabled person. Kids don't do that.

Marykate Olson said...

What if you can not have kids or adopt a kid?! Such a judgemental article. Let go of your preconceived notions. You don't know why those people might have a dog instead of a kid... For me, I can't have kids! I got myself a dog because, yes, I want kids! A dog is the closest I will get. How dare you and individuals like you think to begin to judge us negatively when all we are really trying to do is have that happy moment when we can talk about our kid (even if we can't have one)... You don't deserve to be fertile it this is the hatred you would bring into the world.

Unknown said...

Ah I heard of this one guy he loved dogs had no kids but man he loved those dogs always round him his name was Adolf

Unknown said...

I completely agree. Anytime I try to discipline our dog, I am met by criticism or resistance. my husband compares the dog to my kids (not his). I've bought books, taken my prior dogs to obedience trainers, read articles... but i'm still WRONG. This dog is almost 4 yrs old and still pees in our house. His paws are too precious to touch the ground so he pees on our driveway. Sometimes, after 30 minutes outside, he'l stand there stubbornly and as soon as he's back inside, he immediately poops or pees. He's too good to play outside. He may get worms, fleas, or stolen (excuses I hear) he only going out to go potty, when he feels like it versus peeing in our house. Husband even once didn't know why I insisted the dog be put out of our bedroom to have sex. Because he's tried to jump in the bed, watches, barks... mood killer for me anyway. The dog has to be in every single room we're in bc he's been so pampered he howls when put away. I've had good dogs in my life. What I can't stand is someone who acts like they're like my kids (he bragged how strict he was with HIS kids but can't seem to discipline this dog) and has coddled the dog so much br refuses to eat unless my husband stays in the kitchen with him. Btw... my kids, that I carried for 9 months, WERE disciplined growing up. We bought the dog together. This dog controls him. It's sickening. And for the people who ate making their sickening comments about kids, you were an annoying kid once. Go pretend your dog is human. Hopefully they do chores, graduate from college, cook meals, and have awesome conversations with you too. Take pics when you walk them down the isle too. Lol.

Unknown said...

Lol. Just because you can't have kids means an animal is your kid. I feel bad for those who cannot have children. I have 5. I carried them for 9 months.
(I'l NEVER consider a furry animal that likes licking his non-existing balls the same as my children.) After birth control and having my tubes tied, I would still get pregnant and I have 5. I love them more than anything. My ex-husband wanted 5... and I have no regrets. I've also had wonderful, the best, dogs ever in my life. But the dogs I have now poop and pee all over my house bc my husband coddles them and doesn't enforce boundaries and discipline. Sowwy... never had any of my kids poop and pee all over my carpet. THEY were disciplined. I'm fighting a losing battle with someone who thinks dogs are like humans despite bragging about how strict he was with his kids and spanked them when they were little. Can't even raise his voice with these the dogs. They always get their way, which is why they don't listen. They control him. Doubt he insisted his children be in the room when he was having sex with their mom. Just bc I don't consider them the same as my kids, and definitely not better, doesn't mean I think they should not be loved, or neglected. Btw, kids eat boogers and dogs eat SH!T.

Unknown said...

You are a filth that’s all if your kid at any point of life has a choice to save you or the dog he will save the 🐕......you fucking whore

LeaJ said...

Funny...by your description, most of these people that treat their dogs like children aren't even successful pet owners. I had my suspicions.

Bravelion said...

I love my dog and i like other dogs to heck im pretty sure i prefer animal company more than human company but even i have a line where i know my dog's not actually my child. I have this one friend though she is way to into her dogs they're seriously her whole world. I had a project for this one class where we make collages of a theme and i chose dogs cuz the pics had to be orginal not from the internet and figured hey dog pics easy,so i ask a few friends if they can send pics of their dog so i can use, no biggy right apparently not to some people, so when I get to this one friend she gets all defensive and soccer mom on me basically rambling how she's not giving me consent to use the pics of her dog for a project and I'm thinking that's ok I didn't really need them that badly a simple no is fine you don't need to act all weird about it , she acted like I was posting a pic of her human child on the internet it was really freaky. I get that you love your dog and are protective of them but calm down.

Bravelion said...

I love my dog and i like other dogs to heck im pretty sure i prefer animal company more than human company but even i have a line where i know my dog's not actually my child. I have this one friend though she is way to into her dogs they're seriously her whole world. I had a project for this one class where we make collages of a theme and i chose dogs cuz the pics had to be orginal not from the internet and figured hey dog pics easy,so i ask a few friends if they can send pics of their dog so i can use, no biggy right apparently not to some people, so when I get to this one friend she gets all defensive and soccer mom on me basically rambling how she's not giving me consent to use the pics of her dog for a project and I'm thinking that's ok I didn't really need them that badly a simple no is fine you don't need to act all weird about it , she acted like I was posting a pic of her human child it was really freaky. I get that you love your dog and are protective of them but calm down. Dont blow small things out of proportion.

Unknown said...

You have your own opinion on dog and i respect that but you dont understand why these people treat their dogs like kids in the first place. These people dont cant find husbands or wives and dont have a family or they just dont want kids. Some of tgese people have been thrpugh so much in life like abuse and cant trust anyone but dogs. You dont have the right to jusge on other on what makes tgem happy just because u think they r weird. Id rather have dogs than kids. Knowing that this todays generation is just awful . U go on with your life and peopke go on with theirs. Idf they are not physically harming you or saying mean thing about you, then leve them alone.

Anonymous said...

Actually my dog really loves walking but in the cold weather she freezes up and doesn't really want to walk, but if I put a sweater on her she walks around.

Bethe McInerney said...

If you have a problem with people loving animals, I think you are the one with the problem - not them. Seriously, get off your high horse. If people want to love dogs (who are 100% loveable and loyal), it’s their damned business. Worry about yourself and stop judging everybody else.

Bethe McInerney said...

Yes!

Anonymous said...

Treat dog lovers like dogs. Maybe the rest of us will be saved.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you!!! Finally someone with sense. It’s pathetic!!!

Anonymous said...

...and nobody gives a fuck you have 3 kids.

Anonymous said...

And I am sure people dont like your kid.

Anonymous said...

I dont know where I can write a comment, however thank you for writing this article and what I hate is people called by dog lover they judge other with their law and trying to put burden on other shoulder and I dont care and dont allowed them to to that.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your writing and what I am tryting to say is that people or group called by dog or pet lovers whatever, they are very proud because they set up the law regarding animals in their way and judge/condemn others and push others to follow them. Such a heavy burden.

Unknown said...

No way will I follow you. Bye bye dog hater

Unknown said...

Personally I’d be devestated if I lost Muffin(my Maltese I’ve had since I was 11), I know most people would get over it in a day or two, but she’s been by my side for years. I wouldn’t walk her around in a wagon or put fru-fru clothes on her. The only time she has anything on her is during the winter (a blanket I wrap around her when I take her for a walk.) For some people a dog is truly all they have, can it be cringy how they treat them sometimes, yes! Some people can’t or don’t want children, and a dog is their personal option. I don’t mind as much as others when they talk about their fur babies, but again I have seen some of the cringe. Honestly, both sides don’t care, when dog parents are talking about their pups you don’t care, and when you talk about your child’s achievements, they don’t care. Both sides could care less. Those who call themselves “furmoms or dads” aren’t invalidating you. I don’t think they were trying to.

Anonymous said...

They’re point, is that for some people dogs are easier to manage, overall easier to manage. Sorry for your loss, but this person isn’t devaluing your experiences.

Jules said...

The author's tone pisses me off for so many reasons. It is condescending and rude to assume that all people who love their animals enough to talk about them and show pictures of them at parties and social events have some sort of screw loose, and that conversely, everyone should automatically be more interested in children and people than animals. What irks me the most is the whole, "you'll never know love until you have children" bit. Sanctimonious parents: please don't insinuate I don't know love because I haven't reproduced. I am 33 and have no plans to have children in the near future. However, I have been working with children in some capacity since the age of 14, and have taught in a rough middle school for the past 6 years. I literally spend my entire day raising other people's children. I devote countless hours and resources, including my own money; to my students,and that in itself is a kind of unconditional love. tired parents: we teachers are the reason you smile while dropping your kids off at school. For me, going childless is a choice, because quite frankly, at the end of the day, I'm too tired from my students to even think of raising another human. In my opinion, parenting seems like a job that is too much pressure in today's society, and I'm terrified of it. I love the job that I signed up for,and the kids, so I'm not complaining, but they put me through Hell on a daily basis. I also live in a terribly-overpopulated area, and don't have any desire to add to it. However, I am a proud dog, horse, Guinea Pig, and rabbit owner.
I have had my 11 year-old dog since he was a puppy, and he has seen me through failed relationships,deaths, jobs, (10!) Moves.... I could go on and on, but my little guy is my best friend. No, I don't dress him constantly or take it overboard, but I would pay any amount to keep his quality of life or save his life. He is a treasured family member. Period. The whole notion that people are superior to animals and nature is one of the reasons we are screwing the Earth up so badly. I get some people love kids and I'm not trying to insult you, but please don't assume that every person who has an incredibly close bond with their animals is crazy. What if the world was never exposed to someone like Jane Goodall, who devoted her whole life to studying animal behavior? And no, I'm not a vegan or a "typical" millenial, or a martyr snowflake; just someone who loves 4 legged friends!

Betty said...

I’m a dog owner and can totally relate. I have noticed a lot of my childless friends (I, too am childless) moving to the DARK SIDE aka hosting expensive dog parties and dressing their lil fellas up in real clothes. My dog prefers a good, long run over an annoying party in costumes. I saw a recent dog gathering in my city celebrating New Year’s Day and they literally dressed their pups in masks and recited their dog’s resolutions for 2019...odd!!

Anonymous said...

Dogs are disgusting end of story.

Unknown said...

Love this post! This is so true. Im not a animal lover but my wife has a dog and she cook human food for it ... like steak , chicken, vegatables and pampers him like its a baby. Pretty ridiculous

Unknown said...

Love this post! This is so true. Im not a animal lover but my wife has a dog and she cook human food for it ... like steak , chicken, vegatables and pampers him like its a baby. Pretty ridiculous

Cheryl Dunlap said...

What this boils down to is that you and no one else can tell the tens of millions of pet owners who feel their dog us their baby how to feel and that they are wrong. Also, neither you nor anyone else can dispute the tens of millions dog owners' experiences with their dogs with whom they relate intimately and feel 100% their dogs are as precious to them as a child. The vast majority of dog owners are parents of humans and feel their dog is still as precious as a human. Just because these are not your experiences does not invalidate this dynamic. It is your loss that you haven't been blessed with these experiences. But those of us who do feel as though our dogs are our babies know very well that we communicate with our pets and experience the love, excitement, the playing of games with them. They respond the same as a toddler to our interactions and yes, some conversation. No one can tell us we are wrong when these are our experiences and our take on these matters. Period. It's your loss.

missy said...

This is bad ass. I rarely ever comment on blogs, etc. I just can't tell you how much I love this. I would never hurt an animal in my life. In fact I'm a 28 year vegetarian. I have to agree. Pet owners seem to be crossing into fanaticism and it's almost like a mob mentality if you dare something about fido. My daughter is an animal lover. I truly think she'll be a vet one day. Her dog is very important to her, but she still has a grasped on reality that its not her actual sibling. If my daughter gets that whacky she can grow up and be as whacky as she wants on her own property. People who treat animals like humans are a special kinda irritating. Throat punch irritating. My sister is a waitress at a high end restaurant where " service" pets are now aloud. People are totally abusing this law( the state she lives in you can't ask if its a service dog). She has dogs at home and claims that this makes her utterly furious and makes her job ridiculously harder. Leashes all over the restaurant potentially tripping people, pet messes, people asking her to wait on their pet and get it special food. Yep THROAT PUNCH ANNOYING!!!!!

Unknown said...

I have two older small dogs and I'll admit we walk them in a stroller. When they where young we would go for 7-10 mile walks, which at age 10 & 15 they can't do anymore. Does that mean we should just leave them at home. I say no, so you may think it's ridiculous that I walk my dogs in a stroller and fine... but why do you care Soo much?

Anonymous said...

I agree and clearly the two aren’t the same, but that shouldn’t undermine someone’s love for their dog

Unknown said...

Lay off this guy. I hate dogs with a passion in the first place due to childhood trauma. Not to mention I have epilepsy and my seizures that are triggered by mental stress, dogs stress me out beyond belief. Hate them. Hate them. Hate them.

Anonymous said...

The person who wrote this article is a heartless, selfish and a jerk and one day, his poor kids will be just the like him heartless, selfish and jerks.

Anonymous said...

I form better relationships with my animals than I do with people mainly because I’m shy, not because I’m childish and spoiled. If anything, it takes a lot of maturity to take care of a dog. And yes, my dog is like my child. I feed her, walk her, bathe her, I even brush her teeth. I do everything in my power to make sure she is healthy because she depends on me. I’m not saying a child is easier or that having a dog is close to the same difficulty. But as of right now in my life, my dog is my baby. And when dog owners say that their dog is like their child, they’re not trying to invalidate actual human children or the amount of work that goes into it. And I mean really who cares how over the top I treat my dog?

Unknown said...

Lmao I don't give a damn about overpopulation I'll have as many kids as I want nothing you or anyone can do anything about it and you dont need to worry about how many kids folks have you ain't supporting them just like no one is supporting your lame dogs🤣

Anonymous said...

Eh, even if you didn't literally call them a "fur baby" someone would probably still accuse of "treating them like a human" even if you did some dumb shit like do "baby talk" to them. While there is a point, I feel like you can't win when it comes to pleasing people and not treating them like a human in one way or another. Case in point "You fed your premium dog food and not the homeless person on the street?! Guess you must think the dog is a human!!!!!". You can't win.

Unknown said...

Your point is valid but it still doesn't change the fact that having a child and a dog are completely different. You don't carry the dog in your womb for 9 months, birth it through horrendous pain, breastfeed it with cracked and bloody nipples. You don't raise a dog, you just have a dog, you stole it from its actually mom and forced it into your home and treat it like a person. Dogs don't live beyond 18 years. Hopefully our kids will outlive us as parents, we pay for car, college, pediatric care, you can't compare having a child to having a dog. It's insuting to parents. They are two separate circumstances.

April said...

Your comment is invalid? Do you have proof to back this up lol!!! Silly l
People

Unknown said...

Would you like to treated like a dog by dogs? Therefore Do not treat dogs like humans. Let Dogs be dogs and act accordingly toward them !!!

Unknown said...

You sound bitter and miserable probably because your child took away your FREEDOM, your body, your date nights, your sleep, etc. Some of us aren’t ready for complete and total submission to a little crying, pooping human. Until I am, I will continue to treat my dog with too much humanly love and I’ll continue to dress her up, take her to the bar, post her up on fb alongside the million posts I see of little Dakota eating her Cheerios with one tooth (because EVERYONE totally wants to see that). I work in labor and delivery and I see firsthand women who can’t have babies time and time again and those who do and can’t wait to bring their baby home to meet their dog brother or dog sister. You don’t know someone’s situation and why they choose to pour so much love into their dog. Someday we will have a child and probably love it more than a dog but I won’t make them sound like the nuisance your kids seem to be to you. So do your kegels and tell your husband to give you more sex. It sounds like you need it. Can add to your nest..

Anonymous said...

The most annoying thing about dog lovers is they think it’s ok to unleash their dogs in public. Just because you trust your dog doesn’t mean he won’t bite a stranger. Also don’t take your dogs to work. It’s annoying as hell. I have a dog and a child.. A dog is nothing like a child. A human learns something new every second of the day. A dog, on the other hand, can not differentiate between a carpet and grass, no matter how many times you tell them.

Anonymous said...

nobody told you to have a needy ass child! but both kids and dogs are horrible so idc

Anonymous said...

So your only allowed to love one thing? You can't love a dog and a child? No they are not your child but they are just as good as one. Jeez life is far to short, don't go judging others for loving their pets and I won't judge you for not. For the people who think a dog puts up with us because they have no choice, your wrong. I do not understand why people even discuss this... It's not your life so don't worry about what other people choose to do with theirs, it doesn't effect you in any way. We could learn a thing or two from dogs.

Anonymous said...

There are absolutely no rules in what I have to do with my life and who i choose to fill it with. Just because some of you don't agree with people loving their animals doesn't mean it's wrong. Peoples simple minded views like this is what make me really hate other people. You go outside and act nice to strangers you meet only to talk smack about them when they can't hear it, judging for what they wear or how they look, for god sake you force gay people into hiding because they fear to be judged by other people. My dog will greet anyone she meets with a wagging tail regardless of how they look or who they spend time with. The same cannot be said for most of the people on this planet.

Anonymous said...

I was just having a little interaction earlier today on Twitter with someone who tweeted “Studies show that parents tend to exaggerate the joy they get from their children to justify the huge investment that kids require.” (This sounds like you, acting like kids wanting an expensive iPad is a virtue!) I tweeted back: “In 1975, Ann Landers asked readers to write and answer the question, ‘If you had it to do over again, would you have kids?’ Out of 10,000 people who answered, 70% answered ‘No.’” I wonder if that percentage would increase or decrease if someone conducted a similar poll today? Not that there’s any need to compare pets to children, but I have never heard of a pet owner who regretted having their pets. So there!!! 🤣🤣🤣

Really, why do you care if people want to baby and love their pets? I agree with the people who say people shouldn’t force their pets on people but the same holds true for children. People who can have children have them. Not everyone can have children or wants children. Not everyone wants a dog or cat. Having a child doesn’t make anyone superior to people who don’t have them. I don’t see how people could not love animals, because they are so lovable and give unconditional love but I’m not going to get on a high horse and act like I’m a better or more socially secure person than you because I choose to have pets. Besides, until you own one you’ll never know the joy. I’ll never know what being a mother is like. We can actually learn to accept our differences rather than ridicule people who aren’t living the same lifestyle as we are.

Anonymous said...

Guess I am one of those annoying people. My dog is not a child he services me through extreme anxiety attacks, never cries, and suffers from regular seizures. He takes a lot of time and is never left alone. He also cares for me unlike anything I have ever seen. Not a child but I love him unconditionally. There has never been a moment I haven't.

Anonymous said...

I currently live with my partner and his parents, the way the dog gets treated by the “mum” makes me ill. He has the TV or radio on when no one is home, he has a set bed time and has bed time cuddles and put into his room the same time every night including a jacket and blanket, he’s a cavoodle for Christ sake. He’s not allowed out on walks unless the sun is up and his paws are dried with a towel because he will get cold *eye roll*. To be honest the dogs behavior is terrible all because of this babying. However he knows never to beg or jump on me with food because I treat him like a DOG because that’s what HE IS.

JiangHui said...

Completely and this is coming from a dog owner! I have an Irish Wolfhound, which is a very large dog and expensive. He requires a lot of work, attention, and overall funding. BUT I would never compare him to a child. I don't know the first thing about child care and the serious responsibility of a child. Dogs and children are on two different levels. Being a dog owner does not make me as responsible as a parent!

Anonymous said...

While I agree that dogs and kids are not the same thing at all, I find dog people much less annoying than parents. Somehow they believe having a baby makes them instantly wise and yet all they want to talk about is how hard having kids is. Um, didn’t you choose to have a child? And a second? And a third?
Also the belittling of other people’s emotions/experiences is very rude (ex: you don’t know what love is until you’ve had kids, you can’t be tired unless you have kids, you can’t be stressed without kids). I would much rather have more dogs be accepted in public while the germ spreading, loud, rude families stayed home.

Unknown said...

I agree. I love animals. I love children. But the people that act like maniacs over a shit breathed dog or cat just annoys me. Its funny to me that a lot of the people saying they love dogs also say that they hate children, but then refer to their pet as a child lol dumb fucks My child or any will always be closer to my heart than a pet. As I nurse I see elderly people in their homes. When they are 80 and never had kid, guess what? They sit alone with very few photos of their very small circle of family and friends and have no one to assist in their care. Very sad lives they live.

Anonymous said...

Be a woman who is told she can't have kids. Be a woman with a void, a hole in her heart, with depression so heavy she feels like she's almost over the edge. Then bring a puppy into her life, one who brings her joy and makes her heart happy. Does the void completely go away? No, but she is so grateful to that precious life that is always happy to see her. And then say you wouldn't pour every ounce of love possible into your fur baby!

Mile Vuna said...

Oh finally some common sense! God Bless you!!!!

Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan said...

To each it’s own Im with you Z!
I really don’t see the attraction in motherhood it is for some not for me .
I love my dogs I live in the glorious company of many dogs and NO PEOPLE.
I work alone and at night
And you know what
Is great .
And I certainly would never slate people by having different life choices with a blog called « people I want to punch in the throat « 
For those who want to have children and marry and what ever go for it .
But don’t knock anyone else’s life choices
Get a life is right
I am totally with you on that

Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan said...

My dogs I don’t treat like children , I don’t lie to my dogs neither I dismiss their intelligent interest in things same with the rare and few children I know , I don’t lie to them and therefore they end up growing up liking me a lot , in specially teenagers I know stuff their parents would not dream they do and say .
So there ya are . One does get further by being respectful of others individual choices . Obviously the person who has written this drivel of a blog doesn’t know much about life or maybe even about their own self you be surprised how much that anger could be hiding .

Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan said...

Love your comment . This people are so angry I don’t know why but it has not to do with dogs that’s for sure ...

Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan said...

Good woman , I rather think this people are so angry leave other people’s choices be .
I bet your children and your dogs are well adjusted sorts
No one who has a dog thinks it is a child
That’s bull they are part of your family yes they are who becomes familiar to one is ones choice have children is ones choice not having them is ones choice
Nothing there to be angry about .
You completely right find something worth get angry and fight for it
That isn’t it

Wilhelmina Morgan Callaghan said...

Thankfully I am not around people like you .
If you went near one of my dogs
You would be unable to have children .

Twiddlesdoesntcare said...

If anyone treated their kids like pets, their kids would be taken away. Unequivocally. Just saying. Pets are part of the family when they are treated right, and that is fair enough, but they are not the same as children that come from one's own body. Your dog poops on my lawn, we have beef. Your kid poops on my lawn, I call cps, cause that's just wrong. Dogs may have a leg-up (pun intended) in some areas in the short term, but children are a genetic legacy that will never be matched by a furbaby. Sorry I'm not sorry.

Anonymous said...

I always used to laugh at people who carried their dogs in bags until I got a 5lb toy dog and realized that the bag is just damn convenient. If I'm taking him to a crowded outdoor place where he might get stepped on, the bag is a lifesaver. If it's summer and the pavement is boiling hot and I need to carry him but also like the use of my arms, the bag is damn convenient. If we're out on a walk and he gets tired because his legs are so short...the bag comes to the rescue once again. If I'm taking him on public transit, he HAS to be in a bag or he can't ride. The list goes on and on. I guess what I'm really getting at is that it's easy to judge and condescend others, but why don't we just live and let live for once and stop being so nasty to one another? I don't have kids and I don't particularly want any, but I'm also not about to go around criticizing parents for every little thing. Just be cool.

Unknown said...

I feel that way when people treat their stupid kids like people
I prefer animals

Dog Training said...

There has to be different treatment with human baby and a dog in the house. Both are lovely and cute but their needs are different. Even its important to train a dog for getting along with human baby. When we had our child 2 years back, we learnt all of that in tough way.

Athea Marcos Amir said...

I cannot see see a photo of a dog or cat without gagging. I find them disgusting and believe that to like animals is totally counterintuitive. That's not to say I want them hurt. They are living creatures with feelings. I just wish they would stop breeding so the world could be a cleaner place. I also find that many -- not all -- people who love animals get vicious when they hear that someone doesn't share their mental disorder. This is some proof in my mind that something is wrong with them. The five or six times in my life women have told me they hate babies, the only thing it elicits in me is the thought "I'm glad you don't have one." Dog lovers constantly blather about unconditional love. Their confusion, to my mind, is that they think they're GETTING it from a dog. No, they are GIVING to the dog what they want for themselves. An animal has no I.Q. to speak of. They want to be fed, period. This is why we call them dumb beasts.

Anonymous said...

Athea, I’ve read about you somewhere before... Articles about people that dislike dogs lol. We get it. You’re old and miserable and I have no explanation for why you feel the way you do but I’m sorry that you do!

Anonymous said...

If you're not an animal person, why the hell do you have a dog in the first place? Agreed on the cunt reference from above

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