10 Reasons Why Having A Dog Is Better Than Having A Kid

10 Reasons Why Having A Dog Is Better Than Having A Kid

How many years does it take for a kid to actually become toilet trained?

1. They’ll never want to stop cuddling with you.

No matter how old a dog gets, they’ll always want to sleep in your bed, sit on your lap, and cuddle with you. Personally, I know I developed the idea of free will when I was around 2 years old, at which point I stopped letting my older brother hug me. 20 years later, my mom still talks about how upset my brother was when this happened. So – case in point.

2. They’re always happy to see you.

Even in their “troubled teens” years, your dog will always greet you with joy and a wagging tail. They won’t put headphones on and ignore you as much as possible.

3. They don’t demand expensive technological “necessities”.

A dog is never going to claim that they need the iPhone 7, a new computer or for whatever reason, an iPad. They also don’t demand cars once they turn 16. Think about the thousands of dollars you will save NOT buying all of these things.

4. The ease of potty training.

How many years does it take for a kid to actually become toilet trained? I have no idea, because I don’t have a child. But I know you have to change diapers for literally YEARS, and then the kid finally moves on to training potties or something before they finally hit the big T. A dog? Your dog will probably have house training down way before they even hit their first birthday. So…really? Who’s the more intelligent species?

5. They’re not picky eaters.

No need to worry about that phase where your baby likes carrots one day but not the next. Or you go through the effort of cooking a nice meal, only to find out that your grouchy teenager just wants pizza for dinner. Your dog is always SO excited and grateful for breakfast and dinner time, no matter what kibble you put in their bowl...they'll even get excited about broccoli.

6. They will forever play “catch” with you.

Dads, you never have to worry about missing that phase in your child’s life when you toss a ball back and forth in the yard. Your dog will ALWAYS want to play ball with you, no matter how old they get. And it’s not like they’ll ever grow out of a catcher’s mit.

7. School is optional.

A lot of parents get upset when their kids start school, because their kids are gone all day, five days per week. Plus there’s extra curricular commitments that you need to be in charge of, like driving them to athletic practice and games on the weekends. But school is optional for your pooch! Unless your pup tends to be a particularly feisty breed of chaos, they probably don’t need to go to obedience classes. You can master that stuff right at home, and forget about separation anxiety!

8. You don't have to have "the talk".

Easily the most mortifying moment in a parent's and child's life is having to explain the birds and bees to your kid. And puberty...yuck. Let's NOT relive that horrible time through our children's suffering. Luckily with dogs, that whole thing is a non-issue.

9. You can dress them up however you want and they can't say sh*t.

Alright...your dog may not love wearing a pumpkin Halloween costume and Christmas sweater every year, but there's really nothing they can do about it. Kids generally start dictating what they want to wear once they realize that's an option. Oh, and just wait until they're old enough to buy all of their own clothes...say goodbye to your fun hilarious outfits that they used to look SO cute in.

10. They love you unconditionally.

In the words of John Grogan, “A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”

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Why It Is Scientifically Proven That Golden Doodles Are The Best Kind Of Dogs

No matter what color you have, they are awesome.

Let me first say that golden-doodles are golden retrievers and a poodle mix. It's a big difference from other doodles. This is a new, popular kind of dog, that is known worldwide. It has been proven (not really but let's say it is) that they are the best dogs ever, in every color. Here are some reasons why:

1. They are great with kids!

2. Especially sick kids or kids with disabilities!

3. They enjoy the party life!

4. They love every kind of weather!

5. They can help you pass the hardest levels on Candy Crush.

6. They think they are humans.

Or just big babies.

7. They have the best manners!

8. They give the best hugs!

9. They make great therapy dogs! (Plus they are hypoallergenic)

10. They make everything a treasure!

11. They make the best snuggle buddies.

12. They make you laugh on your worse days.

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13. They are superstars!!

14. They make great study buddies! (Very important for college students or middle/high school students)

15. But most importantly, they are the cutest.

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13 Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

Look for the Leaping Bunny!


When was the last time you thought about what you are putting on your face?

Recently I have been thinking more about the everyday products I use. What's in them? How are they made?

As an animal lover and pet owner, I decided to do some digging on my own about whether or not the companies and brands of my favorite products use animal testing. Although we have made more progress in animal rights, animal testing of products is still an issue in 2019. While some do their own animal testing, many of these companies and brands perform animal testing to sell their products in countries like China that require animal testing.

Since the list of companies and brands that do pay for animal testing in China is long, I wanted to share some of the major brands and companies who don't test on animals and so are cruelty-free:

1. ​LUSH

LUSH is known for their 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free products. They even have systems in place to ensure the ethics of their suppliers and offer the LUSH Prize, which is awarded annually to someone in the alternative testing sector for their efforts to end the need for animal testing.

2. e.l.f.

Like LUSH, e.l.f. is also vegan, cruelty-free, and committed. They have even donated proceeds in the past to animal charities.

3. Too Faced

Too Faced is not two-faced with their very transparent policies on being cruelty-free and what products are and are not vegan.

4. Urban Decay

Urban Decay's morals are definitely not decaying with their transparent policies regarding ending animal testing, what products are vegan, and their initiative to empower women called Ultraviolet Edge.

5. Tarte

Tarte is cruelty free and and are very transparent also with their ingredients list and whether their products are vegan. Plus many of their lines are remind us of nature like Rainforest of the Sea!

6. bareMinerals

bareMinerals bares all about how they do not test on animals or work with any manufacturers who do. Their brushes do use animal hair from goats and ponies, by they make note that no animals are harmed in the making of the brushes and also offer synthetic hair brushes too. They also are clean beauty brand keeping their products free of parabens, sulfates, and harsh chemicals.

7. Beautyblender

Even after launching their Bounce foundation, Beautyblender is still cruelty-free and will remain so by not selling their foundations in China. Their blending sponges will continue to be available in China because they don't require animal testing for beauty tools and brush cleaners.

8. Burt's Bees

Although they sell in China, Burt's Bees has remained cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified by selling their products via direct-to-consumer ecommerce, which is exempt from Chinese animal testing regulations. Their products are all natural, but since the main ingredient is beeswax they are not vegan.

 13. CoverGirl

Despite being criticized in the past, CoverGirl is now cruelty-free! Covergirl is now the largest makeup brand to receive the Leaping Bunny certification and is no longer sold in China.

These brands and companies that have stuck to their morals over the years and not expanded their market into China should especially be supported. By purchasing these products it also shows a demand for cruelty-free products. It IS possible for companies to not use animal testing to perfect their product or be able to sell their product. These are just a few names that show animal testing and selling in China is not necessary to be successful.

This list is not all of the cruelty-free brands out there, so I encourage you to do your own research too. I suggest checking out PETA's lists of companies that do and do not test on animals. Don't be fooled by labels claiming that a product wasn't tested on animals, since the FDA doesn't regulate 'cruelty-free' and 'not tested on animals' packaging labels. Instead look for the Leaping Bunny, who certifies companies as cruelty-free.

I know I just want to do my small part in making the world a kinder place, and I hope you will do what you can too.

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