Last week a friend of mine said: “I’m a parent, I have a dog! She’s my baby, and I’m her dad. It’s a big responsibility!”
To all those dog “parents” out there, here’s what real parenting would look like if I could take care of my child like you take care of yours:
I put a bowl of cereal and a bowl of milk on the ground. I only need to fill it when it was empty.
Once every couple months I drop her off at the “spa” and let them pamper her, clip her nails, put a bow in her hair and then pick her up on my way home from work. The rest of the time, she’s on her own. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ll brush her now and again so she doesn’t shed on my couch.
My son has 2 outfits that are the CUTEST things you’ve ever seen!!! AND, I only put it on him when we go out in public. The rest of the time, I NEVER think of putting clothes on my child. OH! And he NEVER wears pants!!
Whining at night:
It’s 3am and my 1 year old is whining for some unknown reason. It’s so annoying, so I get out of bed and go put him in the back yard. I go back to bed. If that doesn’t work I give him a chew toy. I go back to bed.
Tantrums in public:
I have a clicker for this. I’ve trained her so that if this even starts to get annoying, I press a button and she stops.
I show him the toilet and let him “do his business” while I go watch TV. If he does it he can come back inside. If my baby has an accident while inside, I rub his nose in it and I put him outside. That’ll teach him!
Going to work:
I put him outside. For 9 hours. Because CPS isn’t a real thing.
I’m sure you REALLY love your dog. But let’s call a spade a spade. What you have is a “starter kit”. It’s the equivalent of a plant owner saying they are a “Pet owner”.
Cat Parenting vs. owning a plant. Is there a difference?
Did I miss something? Comment below and let me know what comparisons I missed. And please SHARE and tag a DOG owner. THANKS!