10 Ways in Which My Dog Prepared Me for Motherhood

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  1. Dare to utter the words cookie, ball, “go bye by” or outside and prepare for continual whining until you fulfill the promise.
  2. They play, sleep (if you’re lucky), eat and poop. Period.
  3. There’s ear shattering barking crying when distressed, annoyed, hungry or bored – or just for the hell of it.
  4. They will eat anything (and I mean anything) off the floor.
  5. Your most prized possessions are not safe from drool, teeth marks, bouncy balls or soggy cheerios (see #4 for a fair warning).
  6. Most leave offensive smells that render even the strongest candles powerless (I hear this gets worse with age, which has been true for Stinky the Dog and the diva).
  7. Trimming nails usually ends with crying and bloodshed (yours not the theirs).
  8. No more impromptu vacations – or spontaneous night’s out for that matter. The only spontaneity in life will come in the form of poop and vomit.
  9. Unless you’re perfectly content living in a condemned house, constant cleaning is necessary.
  10. But the greatest of these is…love. They are ALWAYS happy to see you. Even when they’re tired. Or hungry. Or you pissed them off recently. Can you say that about anyone else in your life? Didn’t think so.

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  1. So funny!

  2. Omgosh! So stinking true! Still laughing!

  3. Visiting from SITS. Cute page.

  4. I will never understand why they hate getting their nails cut! ESPECIALLY THE TOE NAILS! I need like 4 adults to hold him down. Great Post! So funny and so true!

  5. I love it! Thanks for sharing this!
    Found you on SITS!

  6. I saw the title of your post on your SITS comment, and I just HAD to come read it. Us fellow dog lovers have to stick together. You forgot about the waking you up 10 times in the middle of the night because they have to go/ have already gone potty.

    I’d like to invite you to follow my blog,

    Peace and Love,

  7. I loved this ! Made me laugh & it’s all TRUE ! 😉

  8. Love this post. So true!

  9. That is too cute and true. I am laughing as I look over and see my puppy and 2yo cuddled up sleeping inbed next to me. Can not remember when there was room in here for my husband!

  10. #4 is so true it makes me throw up in my mouth just a little.
    Came from #FindingtheFunny!

  11. Momma on the Rocks Momma on the Rocks says:

    Thanks for all the great comments! I’m glad someone else feels my pain!

  12. very cute…I tweeted so my followers can read this too.

  13. Very cute article and so very very true!

  14. I Love this, it’s all so true, of each our furbabies & human babies! Gotta Love them both!

  15. Very true! My dogs also taught me an important lesson I apply to my life as a Mom daily. Patience.

  16. Dogs are toddlers that never grow up – we waited to get a dog until the kids passed toddler-dom. My dog is the only one in the house that is always happy to see me and gives me unconditional love. Teenagers, just FYI, don’t do that. 🙂

    Hope you are having a great SITS day!

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