Not being a parent myself, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day kind of get lost on me. With no puppies for me and my girlfriend Sniglet – the hottie seen here – I just go with the flow and live life according to Stuart. But, being a son, I do know how important it is to appreciate the peeps. So, I acted all needy yesterday to give Her something to do. It being Mother’s Day and all.
It’s interesting, then, that when the peeps and I went to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, and She ran into somebody She knew, the talk turned to children. And parents.
“Hey! Nice to see you! Let’s see…when are you due?”
“Oh, about eight weeks or so but I’d be happy to go earlier. That’s a cute dog! We left ours at home. They’re both too big and too much for an environment like this.”
“Yeah, Stuart, as you can see, is one snotty Scottie. He doesn’t mean to be, he just likes to sit in the middle of all the action and wait for people to come to him. Like he’s holding court. This is your first child isn’t it?”
“Yeah, it took us a long time to decide. We’ve been together for a long time. But, we figured we’ve been good dog parents, so….”
“Being good dog parents is the same as being people parents isn’t it? I mean, you provide safety, shelter, love and the same stuff you do with people. I wouldn’t say this to just anybody, but you know what I mean.”
“Oh, you’re right! We don’t say it much either, it’s kind of blasphemous, but you’re right. Sometimes, I think it’s easier to raise people, they understand what you say, like ‘use your inside voice’.”
Oh so it went. Frankly, I don’t think it’s blasphemous to compare raising children with raising dogs. I mean, what’s all the fuss? You raise them both, right? (After all, you don’t just raise one and own the other, do you? No. Of course not.) They both need love, care, shelter, food, healthcare, education, respect, cuddles, love….did I say love??
What’s the difference?
What You Learned Today:
- Thanks for the Mother’s Day wishes for the peep. If She could, She’d be barking “thank you” at you. Note to self…teach peep how to bark. Properly.
- Saturday’s “Where In The World?” destination was: Sweden. (Don’t ask me where. I just know it was Sweden.) Thanks for playing along.
- I think raising a pup is just as significant as raising a child.
- That is, of course, if it’s done properly.