How Having A Puppy Prepares You For Parenthood
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How Having A Puppy Prepares You For Parenthood

I’m not saying having a puppy is equivalent to having a baby, but it definitely preps you for one.

How Having A Puppy Prepares You For Parenthood

You have to feed them

I’m not sure about all pups but I know when mine is hungry, he gets whiny, fussy, and can be a little terror. I call this being hangry (hungry and angry), which I’m sure toddlers/babies get this way, too. Hell, I’m 25 and you don’t get in my way when I’m hangry. Regardless, you have to make sure they’re fed and know how they act when they are hungry.

You have to keep an eye on them

Kids make messes; so do puppies. Babies like to rip up paper or draw on the couch or walls. Puppies like to chew through your shoes or eat your underwear. Babies also need to learn not to touch hot items like the oven; your puppy needs to learn not to jump off the bed into a wall for a toy or fly down the stairs. You need to make sure you’re keeping a close eye on these little creatures so that they’re safe.

You have to clean up their stuff

Now changing a diaper is definitely different than picking up dog poop, but you’re there through it all. Whether it’s a quick, clean job, or a gross one, you’re there for your puppy (baby) every step of the way.

You have to bathe them

I’m not sure what bathing a small child is like, but I’m assuming some like it and some hate it. This can be the same way with puppies. My puppy HATES bath time. We have to feed him endless treats and continuously assure him it’s okay in order to give him a bath. I’ve seen videos where other dogs take full advantage of a rub down and water. I’m sure some babies cry and try to crawl away, where others love it and relish in it!

They can’t express how they feel to you – it’s a guessing game

Your pup is whining and barking (babies whine and cry), he’s chewing things (babies throw tantrums), he’s running around like a crazy dog (babies are crawling everywhere), he doesn’t want you petting him or even near him (the baby doesn’t want to be held, but it doesn’t want to be put down either). Either way, you don’t know what they want but you know they’re not happy, so the guessing game begins.

All in all, both are absolutely wonderful to have in your life. Babies are the biggest joy, puppies make your heart swell. Hell, just have one of each and relish in the crazy awesomeness that is your life.

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