|Baby #1, ignoring the dog|
fascinated by our canine companions
They beg for food
If that doesn't work, they steal it
|The question is, do you still feed them dinner afterwards?|
My son thoroughly enjoys a game of fetch. My dog will chase a ball and run about with it for a while but like hell will he bring it back.
But the moment they're out they just want to come back in and drag mud and/or grass clippings everywhere. Right at this moment, the dog is whining to go out and the children are complaining to come in. Both are creating sticky nose marks on the door (that's another similarity). I am sitting in the conservatory between the two wondering if it's easier just to give them free reign and clean the carpets later. And talking of carpets...
I did have a picture for this, but I've decided to protect your eyes and fragile minds. You all know what I'm talking about - even the most housetrained of pets and childrens have the odd accident. When it comes to puke, dog vomit is far, far worse than standard reflux vomit; especially if they have been eating fox poo. Delightful! However my dog has never actually been sick on me, so I can't determine a clear winner at the moment.
Unless you want to have them clinging to your leg or jumping up at you in excitement. Dogs and toddlers may not be stupid but they both, fortunately, have atrocious spelling.
They follow you from room to room
And like to watch you while you pee. If you lock them out, they whine. There is nowhere to hide.
You have to buy them chew toys
And they can easily get confused as to who owns what. RIP Sophie la giraffe (number one and two).
They produce a lot of drool
And do a lot of being smelly and sticky.
They don't like being cleaned
But have a general enthusiasm for getting very dirty.
They are good at scaring visitors
A loudly barking dog puts off even the keenest of cold callers, as does the sight of a naked screaming toddler. Even the Jehovah's Witnesses don't tend to hang around at my house.
They are experts in wanton destruction
I could do a whole series on items my children and dog have destroyed. I won't, because it would be too depressing.
You talk a lot to them and don't get a great deal back in return, quality wise.
...But they're cute, and cuddly, and most of the time quite fun to have around.
I could probably go on and on, but this is far too long already. Can you think of any I've missed? Leave a comment!
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