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Sometimes.. I seriously think, poodles (pets) are WAY better than kids. Is this awful or what?!

Poodles are our babies.. they give us love and affection. We play together. They count on us to feed them, bathe them, cuddle them, care and nurture them.. everything that a child requires. I never feel flustered, frustrated, annoyed... the way I do sometimes with kids.

Am I wrong? :egg:
 

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Hahaha....take it from someone who doesn't have kids (and can't have kids) that I agree.

Kids have to learn too many things in order to become happy, self-supportive, and caring citizens. If he/she had to rely on me for all of that information, it would be scary. I'm still trying to figure it all out.

Besides, it's nice to have a little friend who adores you no matter what. They rely on us for their well being and will always be there as long as they can. Our pets understand us when no one else seems to get it. Kids grow up and (hopefully) live their own lives. I hear they come home for money. LOL!

I understand those that want both. It's just personally, I knew I wouldn't have enough energy to be the parent I think kids need. It's a huge commitment some people don't take seriously enough. Just like some people don't take as good care of their pets as they should.
 

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We couldn't have kids either but my pack of six can keep mommy and daddy on their toes!! We love each and everyone of their unique personalities.
 

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Cuddleparty - do you have kids? Or are you comparing poodles with kids you've been around? I wasn't a huge kid person before I actually had my own. And so I'm sure I would've had a different view of this question before I had my kids.
Yet nothing can compare to my two children. Yes, I get frustrated and tired as a mommy - but seeing these two blessings grow every day and become little people is such an honor. I recognize that not everyone is able to have children so I don't take it lightly that I've been blessed with my two. My dogs are wonderful and I do love them dearly - but it just isn't the same.
A funny thing the kids say, or a cute face they make, or a moment that my four year old says, "Mom, I have to tell you something..." to which I always ask "What?" and he replies, " I love you!"...priceless!
 

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Cuddleparty - do you have kids? Or are you comparing poodles with kids you've been around? I wasn't a huge kid person before I actually had my own. And so I'm sure I would've had a different view of this question before I had my kids.
Yet nothing can compare to my two children. Yes, I get frustrated and tired as a mommy - but seeing these two blessings grow every day and become little people is such an honor. I recognize that not everyone is able to have children so I don't take it lightly that I've been blessed with my two. My dogs are wonderful and I do love them dearly - but it just isn't the same.
A funny thing the kids say, or a cute face they make, or a moment that my four year old says, "Mom, I have to tell you something..." to which I always ask "What?" and he replies, " I love you!"...priceless!
Ahhhhh....that's adorable. You are the Mommy kids need. :)
 

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I think it is all about personal preferance really, I have some really good friends that have animals but have yet to have kids, they are in their early 30's and say they just want life to be about them right now, they love Mattie, and take VERY good care of her, but they are not ready for the "real deal" yet lol. She asked me if that was selfish of her, I said NO...it would be selfish of you if you gave into the pressure your family and inlaws are putting on you and kids before you guys were ready. So you will know when and if you are ready to have kids, until then, don't worry and just enjoy life and snoops!
 

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Sometimes.. I seriously think, poodles (pets) are WAY better than kids. Is this awful or what?!

Poodles are our babies.. they give us love and affection. We play together. They count on us to feed them, bathe them, cuddle them, care and nurture them.. everything that a child requires. I never feel flustered, frustrated, annoyed... the way I do sometimes with kids.

Am I wrong? :egg:


Well poodles (or dogs in general) can't complain,
whine, and fuss like kids can, thus we don't get
flustered, frustrated and annoyed with dogs as much. :p

Right now I am preferring my 4 mo. old daughter over Cash's puppy hell and puppy poo all over the carpet, lmao! :mad: :p
 

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I would have to say I can pretty much swing either way.

I love dogs, and I love kids.... but I have met children that were spoilt rotten and for a lack of a better word... just plain nasty. I've never met a dog that I disliked.... but I've run into many kids that I felt needed some serious discipline.

As far as dogs being better than kids... I do enjoy my dogs very much and I can have kids... but I've just never wanted children bad enough to actually persue having any! So, I agree with passion4poodles... it's all about personal preference.
 

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Best way to ruin a day is to look up and see a customer bringing their child into the shop... LoL. That almost always spells trouble.

That said though I adore my nephew, Marcus. He is soooo cute and my sister in law is kind of on the strict side (amazing since she has no SELF disapline) so he is pretty easy going. Plus he is about the cutest darn kid. Haha, I told John about a year ago he could just sign me up for that model and that would be ok. I'm sure he is one of kind though :( LoL
 

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Cuddleparty - do you have kids? Or are you comparing poodles with kids you've been around? I wasn't a huge kid person before I actually had my own. And so I'm sure I would've had a different view of this question before I had my kids.
Yet nothing can compare to my two children. Yes, I get frustrated and tired as a mommy - but seeing these two blessings grow every day and become little people is such an honor. I recognize that not everyone is able to have children so I don't take it lightly that I've been blessed with my two. My dogs are wonderful and I do love them dearly - but it just isn't the same.
A funny thing the kids say, or a cute face they make, or a moment that my four year old says, "Mom, I have to tell you something..." to which I always ask "What?" and he replies, " I love you!"...priceless!
GWTW - no I don't have kids of my own at the moment. I'm sure that if I were to have my own, I may (most definitely will) feel differently.

Like Passion4Poodles mentioned, she has friends in their 30's who just aren't ready for kids and are enjoying their time now without children. This is the category that I fall into. But as I get older, and the reality of kids creeps nearer... I stop and consider if I really am ready, or if I'm content with just Snoops?

I think being a mum or a dad is an absolute privilege, and I don't take that for granted.
I see the joy that children bring to their parents each day.

I don't think there is anything wrong whatsoever with parents who adore their kids - obviously this is the way it should be. And I don't think there is a problem with those who adore their pets (as their children).
 

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Didn't read all the posts, but dogs in general are way better than kids. You can:
have them spay/neutered (so no teen pregnancies, LOL)
leave them at home w/o a babysitter
listen to music w/ explicit lyrics
watch R rated movies
curse around them

You don't:
have to get up at 6 to get them up and ready for school
have to deal w/ burnt out teachers or difficult administrators
have to plan your vacations around them

they:
don't talk
are easier to potty train
can be crate trained
never tell you they hate you

Oh and buying/adopting a dog, seems so much more pleasant to me than going through a pregnancy and giving birth. Ouch!

My mom has always called her dog, her favorite child and I don't blame her.
 

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Well poodles (or dogs in general) can't complain,
whine, and fuss like kids can, thus we don't get
flustered, frustrated and annoyed with dogs as much. :p

Right now I am preferring my 4 mo. old daughter over Cash's puppy hell and puppy poo all over the carpet, lmao! :mad: :p
LOL agree! I like the fact that the dogs are way easier! They are different sortof. I can just leave them...one thing about dogs that is sad is I know that the dogs are going to go before me....the kids, unless something happens I'll have the rest of my life.
 
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