How a Dog is Not Like a Kid

1. A dog is generally kept on a leash when in public.

2. When a kid gets tired in public, it whines and tugs and whines – instead of quietly curling up and falling asleep. At your feet.

3. A dog can be ‘toilet-trained’ in a week or two.

4. A dog doesn’t bark nearly as much as a kid cries, screams, wails, and shrieks. And it will seldom wake up in the middle of the night for just that very purpose.

5. A dog sits on command. And comes when you call.

6. A dog usually gets spayed and neutered before it reaches puberty.

7. A dog’s destructive period generally lasts about a year. Not ten. (Thirty, in the case of males.)

8. And yet hotels, motels, apartments, and condos are far more likely to have a ‘No Dogs’ rule than a ‘No Kids’ rule. And those that allow kids don’t have a weight limit.

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