If you have a puppy you know how much time and energy they take. I have an almost 1-year old puppy so I am well aware of this. I came up with a funny list of ways puppies are like children.
My puppy’s name is Krypto. If you are a Superman fan you’ll recognize the name Krypto. If you are not a Superman fan, Krypto is the name of Superman’s dog. My husband is really into Superman so that’s what he named our dog.
We got our puppy when he was around 7 months old. He was a handful then because he has been in numerous homes. As he’s getting older, well things haven’t changed much yet. I hope after he turns a year it will change.
10 Ways puppies are like children.
1. You can’t use the bathroom in peace.
Krypto can be fast asleep for hours in the living room. The moment we get up to go to the bathroom he jumps up and has to follow us. We obviously don’t let him into the bathroom with us. He sits outside of the bathroom door, clawing at it. My husband affectionately calls him “lifeguard” when he does that.
2. They can’t walk/feed themselves.
You have to feed them and walk them. We live in an apartment building so we don’t have a yard we can just let him run around in. We have to put him on his leash, go down the 3 flights of steps and then walk him. The problem is, Krypto thinks he needs to go out when he sees people, cars, squirrels, a leave etc.
3. They want constant attention.
Oh, good grief! This one is so true in our house. If we sit on the couch to watch television together and don’t show Krypto any attention he gets mad. He’ll jump up in our laps and give us non-stop kisses until we throw him back off the couch.
4. They are expensive.
Have you ever added up the cost of their food, toys, accessories like leashes, harnesses etc? Let’s not forget vet bills. You can’t put your furry child on your health plan!
5. They are early risers.
It doesn’t matter what time we go to bed, Krypto is up at the butt crack of dawn. Of course, he wants his breakfast, to go potty, and to play at that time.
6. They keep you up all night.
Just like early rising, he wants attention all night. Since we live in an apartment building, neighbors come in and out all night long. Of course, he has to protect us and our home so he barks at everything.
7. You need to watch them constantly.
Krypto HATES to be left alone. He destroys anything he can get his paws on when he is. He has destroyed 3 remote controls, shoes, and even my husband’s bag of tobacco and tubes. My husband sometimes rolls his own cigarettes to save money. Krypto got ahold of the tobacco and it was all over the living room. We were not impressed.
8. They want to sleep in your bed.
We have a queen size bed. I’m a bed/blanket hog. We have separate blankets because I hog them. My poor husband ends up on the couch most nights because I hog the bed and the small space I leave him, the dog takes over.
9. They can’t do chores (but love to dig in the trash).
We had to put our trash cans up high so he can’t get into them. I don’t know what it is but he also loves used kleenex. Gross right?
10. They can’t clean up after themselves.
All of the messes Krypto has made we have to clean up. The tissues, trash, remote control pieces, tobacco etc. *sigh* He doesn’t respond to the cleanup song either.
Bonus (added by my husband)
They can’t use power tools.
They are not good on a job site.
Apparently, my husband wanted to take him to work with him. My husband is a carpenter.
With that all being said, I do love Krypto. He is our emotional support dog and he does help us on a daily basis emotionally.
Do you have a dog? What kind is he/she? Krypto is a mutt, he’s a pug/beagle/terrier mix.