The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Brand New Puppy

The Pros And Cons Of Getting A Brand New Puppy

There are pros and cons of having a new puppy, but I think it's all worth it.
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Did know that "dog" spelled backward is "god"? Dogs are a reflection of God because of their unconditional love. There is a special place in my heart for dogs, especially because I grew up with a sweet golden retriever. I understand what it's like to raise one and I've even recently come home to a new family puppy, a golden retriever we named Mabel. This past week I have been helping take care of her and it's been very exciting, but I have also realized the amount of work it takes. Having a dog is a big responsibility, so it's important for anyone to consider the pros and cons before committing to dog ownership.

The Pros:

1. Dogs make people happier and compassionate

2. So much cuteness

3. Dogs teach responsibility and an active lifestyle

4. Dogs and especially puppies are great to snuggle with

5. A new companion for years to come, especially when feeling lonely or sad

The Cons:

1. Having to take the puppy outside all the time

This is hard considering how cold it is outside right now and when you don't want to stop what you are doing to go outside.

2. Cleaning up accidents in the house

Mabel has already gone in my bedroom three times.

3. Puppies chew on literally everything

This includes us, humans. Mabel has already ripped holes in a pair of my pants and always chews on my zippers.

4. Having to constantly watch or entertain them

This can be seen as a con at times, but can also be considered a good thing. It can be fun and entertaining for yourself.

I 100% believe that owning dogs makes my family happier and healthier and that the positives outway the negatives!

I mean...just look at her!

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.
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There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"


5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"


7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"


11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"


13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."


17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."


28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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11 reasons Horses are just giant four-legged children

"What is in your mouth?"

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I have spent the past month and a half working with both children and horses at the Rock Springs 4-H Center. In my time doing this as a "wrangler" I have learned that my job title is listed as just "wrangler" for a reason. I am not just a designated horse wrangler, but also a kid wrangler.

As the summer went forward I started comparing the horses to the children with their behaviors and actions. Here is my list of why horses are just children.

1. They need supervision, sometimes constantly

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Like many children, especially the young ones, horses need supervision. You have to make sure they are taken care of and will not hurt themselves.

2. They can't tell you how they hurt themselves

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You can put a horse in a padded room and somehow they still hurt themselves. You can ask a child how they hurt themselves and you usually get the "I don't know" answer. Same thing.

3. They can't feed themselves

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Horses' food is kept in a feed room in a barrel, bag, etc. and a toddler's food is kept in the kitchen cabinet or fridge. As you can tell they are similar places that a small child cannot get to without assistance. See the similarity?

4. They get REALLY dirty

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It is uncanny how filthy these little critters, I'm counting the kids in the word critter too, can get in such a short amount of time. And what is worse about their filth, they're proud of it too!!

5. They can't groom or bathe themselves

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After filth comes bath time. You can't expect a baby to clean themselves after they make a mess, you can't expect that out of a horse either. A horse was just drink out of the water hose and never even glance at the soap bottle.

6. They hate bath time

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Very common!!! They don't want to take a bath, there is fighting and screaming on both parts and someone is occasionally scared of getting water in their eyes, in case you're wondering, I'm talking about the horse.

7. They get cranky

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Nothing is worse than a cranky toddler or a horse, it is not a party for anyone. What is worse, is when they throw fits and tantrums!

8. They need naps, or some type of break

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Please for the love of everything holy, give your horse or child a break from the play time or ride time, they get tired and that leads us back to reason #7, they get cranky.

9. They are always putting things in their mouths

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You always find them chewing or biting on something and they usually put it in their mouths too like it is appropriate for them to eat a wooden board.

10. Everything they touch, turns into a mess

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This reason can be argued, some toddlers and horses are just clean, they pick up their toys or they poop in the corner of the stall and don't step it. HOWEVER, the majority that falls under this category outnumber that small amount by a large percentage.

11. They're really funny

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From the crazy things they do to the weird things they say, horses and kids both keep us laughing, and it's a good thing too, because we put up with a lot of their crap (literally).

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