Friday, April 8, 2011

Puppies and babies: a comparison

So, it turns out that having a puppy is quite a lot like having a baby. We brought Lily, our new labradoodle puppy, home on March 26 and I have been much, much busier than I expected. I've had puppies before but somehow I forgot that they go to the bathroom about once an hour or so. But I have had time to think about some of the similarities and differences between having a puppy and having a baby.

Ways in which having a puppy IS like having a baby:

1) There is a lot of pee and poop involved;

2) They are very, very cute, which saves them time and again;

3) Babies of all varieties cause explosions in the volume of laundry;

4) They need a lot, and they need it NOW;

5) Neither sleeps through the night very well;

6) They cry the moment you sit down to eat;

7) Both will try to kill themselves using common household items, like hair ties;

8) The more you have, the less likely you are to be able to take pictures.

Ways in which having a puppy IS NOT like having a baby:

1) There is a lot of pee and poop involved, but with puppies you have to go outside, often in the middle of the night, even when it is wretched out;

2) No one brings meals over so you don't have to worry about cooking.

Really, I think these are the only differences...

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