15 Ways Having a Puppy Is NOT Like Having a Baby, Even a Little Bit
No matter what side of the should-you-call-your-pet-your-baby debate you're on, there are undoubtedly some similarities between adopting a new puppy and adding a human baby to your family. Both will probably wake you up crying in the middle of the night, both need a lot of attention and supervision, both are impossibly cute, both will probably make you a more responsible person, and both are super easy to love.
But there are also many, many ways that a puppy is absolutely nothing like a new baby, and I should know. After surviving the baby stage with my two children, now 4-and-a-half and 7, I'm now deep into puppy mode with the latest addition to our family: a 9-week-old Golden Retriever (cue the "awws," which he totally deserves because he's the the most adorable puppy alive, and no, I'm not biased). However, caring for my newest family member is a million times easier than caring for either of my crazy babies ever was, even on their most low-maintenance days. Still don't believe me? Check out the following 15 reasons having a puppy is absolutely not like having a baby.