Jul 21

You have a wonderful family of four, except that two of them eat dog and cat food.

You are the proud parents of two beautiful fur children. Does this sound familiar? Your house is set up as if you had kids – you own a baby gate and your house is seemingly childproof. You get up in the middle of the night with them and your weekday mornings typically begin at 6am for a morning walk and feed. You refer to yourself as mommy and daddy and you can’t go on vacation without hiring a babysitter.

Face it, you are a parent except your ‘children’ are far more harrier than your neighbors kids.

The best part about having fur children is that you will always get unconditional love from them, they will stay cute forever and they will always love what you made for dinner. They will never talk back to you, fail out of school or turn to recreational drugs, just for fun. They are happy to cuddle in your bed and even happier to watch you and your husband have sex.

You may not feel like a parent yet but you are.

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16 Responses to “#946 You have ‘fur’ children”

  1. ChristensenFamily says:

    Oh.. mine talk back! LOL. My dog has some attitude. My husband is deployed and the dog has been mad at me because "daddy" isn't coming home. He'll stand in the middle of the room staring at me and, not really bark, but kind of grunt/growl (its not an angry growl just a noise to let me know he's upset). Each time I tell him no or to be quiet he does it again just a little louder. If I ignore it he moves a little closer and tries again, until he's in my lap (hes a 75 pound american bulldog). They have workshops to help children through deployments, but no one has come up with ideas on how to help "fur children" through them. He may be a dog, but he misses his daddy very much.

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    love those fur children!

  3. Eileen says:

    I just read this one to my husband and he is cracking up here ;-) . So true!

  4. InfertileNaomi says:

    Eileen- you are definitely a fur parent! Congratulations!

  5. finding_ac says:

    ha ha this post must have been inspired by me. I even have my own website called "transfurryance" -treating your furry animals like human children.

    ♥ ac


  6. Mary-Anne says:

    So true!! We have a dog and we call each other "mommy and daddy" to him. I treat my dog like my child…because he is!! I'm glad I'm not the only one…sometimes my husband makes fun of me because I treat him SO much like a baby…haha.

  7. Kristin (kekis) says:

    What? You wrote this post after seeing my blog? Hahaha! Your words are so true that it's a bit scary.

  8. InfertileNaomi says:

    I am your inner voice ladies.

  9. Tink says:

    Awwww… I am totally a dog parent. People think it's a little weird that I see my pup as my "child." He may be the closest thing I ever have! And I love him. :-)

  10. liberalgranolagirl says:

    HAHAHA!This could've been writeen about my hubyy, me and our 6 furbabies. We have 4 dogs and 2 cats-all of whom are treated like children…and yes, we refer to each other as Mommy and Daddy (or Dadda) when talking to the furbabies =)

  11. Jenny H. says:

    Unfortunately my hubby won't let me have any pets…he doesn't like the idea of animals in his house :(

  12. Rach says:

    We have one cat and I have already tried to increase the number but my husband will not have it! I like to throw time lines at him, like if I don't get pregnant in a year I'm getting a kitten and I don't care what he says!

  13. Rach says:

    Oh, I forgot, I also like to use my cat as an excuse to why we are not pregnant. We've only had her for a few months so it's probably best she has more time to settle in so she's well adapted by the time a baby comes. LOL!!!!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I have 4 cats, 2 dogs and a turtle.. love my kids!!

  15. Eunik & Frosty's Mom says:

    I have been reading through your blog posts and this one… It made me laugh so hard I cried. This post… is about us! lol. We have a dog, and a cat. Hubby got me the dog when I was sad about not being pregnant yet. The cat we got about 9 months later when again I was feeling lonely about not having a child. They are my babies. I love them soooo much! We definitely call ourselves mommy and daddy to them, we even have a few friends who refer to our pets as being our kids. When we go on a trip, I miss my cat, and can hardly wait to get back to him. I read this to my husband and he about cried laughing too. And yes… we have the baby gate… and we pet proof the house before leaving home. lol

  16. mommywannabe says:

    Ah, ha, ha, ha.
    I always said that having a puppy is like having a baby. I had to get up every 3 hours to feed my pup and bring her outside (when she was 6 weeks old and still on mushed up food, why didn’t I think of getting her meat flavored baby food?). I love my dogs and I call them “my babies”.

    I actually miss holding my puppies (I held them like babies, and I have been known to swaddle them when they get anxous) and I love kissing the top of a warm, fuzzy puppy head.

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