Friday, December 9, 2011

You may be a dog person who has a kid if...

In the spirit of this post, I came up with my own list:

You've calmly removed dog hair from your two day old baby's mouth, but freaked out when he had his first booger.

Your swaddling blankets, baby onesies and bibs all have puppies on them.

Your kid has at least one item of clothing that says "my brother/sister is a <dog breed>" or something similar.

You've told your child "Let's go to your kennel" when putting him in his crib.

Whose stuffy is this, really?

When you purchase dog toys you consider how baby-proof they are.

When you purchase baby toys, you consider how dog-proof they are.

You wonder if they make Kongs for babies. Then you realize that they do. The phrase "put some cheerios in the baby kong" is regularly heard at your house.

You've given your child a Nylabone as a teething toy.

Your diaper bag contains the usual baby accessories as well as plastic bags, a leash, dog treats, a tennis ball, a clicker, and a dumbbell.

One of these is not a crate. Or is it?

You realize that the diaper bag makes a great dog training gear bag because of all the pockets.

You've given your toddler a piece of string cheese that you were using to train the dog.

You've considered giving your toddler a piece of lamb jerky that you were using to train your dog because he ate all the string cheese.

Nick, I think a sit in the middle of this exercise is
a point deduction.

Your toddler can say "sit" "down" and "come" but cannot say "mama"

Your toddler knows how to use a Chuck-it. Before he knows how to use a spoon.

Your dogs sigh and sink into a resigned down-stay whenever they get to a child playground.

You catch your toddler playing with your set of Utility articles and think "oh great, he'll scent them nicely for me"
Over what?

You regularly tell kid to "leave it" "off"  or "get it". Sometimes you try to use hand signals.

You've accidentally  marked the compliance with the above commands with a "yes!"

You've told your kid "good boy". Then you told your dog "good boy". Then you paused a little, but decided there's nothing wrong with that.

You look up the rules on the AKC site of the minimum age for Junior Handlers.

You think this list is funny and not creepy.

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