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Old 09-17-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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Puppy. Hands down. I can't help fussing over a puppy (or kitten). A baby, they're OK but I have to make myself fuss a little to be polite.
So true..and funny!
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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ROTFLMAO.
How does that work, exactly?
Do you really want to know?:>)
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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I think the majority of the public would choose puppy. Not only are they cute but you can handle them a bit more than you could a baby. With a puppy that you just "met" you can roll it on its back, tickle its tummy and the response you get is so cute. With a baby whom you are seeing for the first time all you can really do is coo over it while its in its mother's arms---booooring. Zzzzzzz....

As for me, I'll choose a puppy over a baby (no matter how many times I've already seen them before) every time!
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Either, both. People tend to be much more receptive to you coming up and fussing over their dog than their kid, though, in my experience. Although a dog lover and an owner myself, I have to admit that humans are much more interesting to me. My niece, for instance...I'll watch her grow into adulthood and she'll be part of my life for years to come. My dog is a comparatively temporary presence in my life.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Either, both. People tend to be much more receptive to you coming up and fussing over their dog than their kid, though, in my experience. Although a dog lover and an owner myself, I have to admit that humans are much more interesting to me. My niece, for instance...I'll watch her grow into adulthood and she'll be part of my life for years to come. My dog is a comparatively temporary presence in my life.
I know what you mean, but while I love my niece, she doesn't comfort me like my dogs, spoon with me and love me unconditionally giving me nothing but pleasure and asking for little in return. Of course I would never compare the love of my dogs to the love of my niece because you can't.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Add another "puppy" over "baby" any time, anywhere.
However, if the OP was wondering if she should get a puppy before having a baby, well, there are so many nice younger dogs up for adoption because "we didn't have time for him after the baby" and so on.
Frankly, I think there should be more room in people's minds to choose life without being a parent, whether or not you swoon over a baby. It's not a requirement, right? It's a choice.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Add another "puppy" over "baby" any time, anywhere.
However, if the OP was wondering if she should get a puppy before having a baby, well, there are so many nice younger dogs up for adoption because "we didn't have time for him after the baby" and so on.
Frankly, I think there should be more room in people's minds to choose life without being a parent, whether or not you swoon over a baby. It's not a requirement, right? It's a choice.
Have an 18 year old baby already and several furry ones so not adding to the family anymore
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:40 PM
 
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It depends on whose baby it is (a stranger's? a friend's? a relative's)...

But who could resist a happy, wiggly, tail wagging puppy?

I love babies, too. Teeny feet, tiny hands. So sweet, so new. But teeny babies usually aren't as thrilled to meet you as puppies are!
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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It depends on whose baby it is (a stranger's? a friend's? a relative's)...

But who could resist a happy, wiggly, tail wagging puppy?

I love babies, too. Teeny feet, tiny hands. So sweet, so new. But teeny babies usually aren't as thrilled to meet you as puppies are!
Don't you know women that just gush whenever they see a baby and can't resist having to come over a coo at it? I actually was annoyed when women would come see my son and had to touch his little blond curls! I mean why do they think that is ok? Would you do that to a grown woman too? Probably one of the reasons why my son hates his curly hair! But puppies! I haven't met anyone that minded a little pat on the head. I am more protective if a child wants to come and pet my dogs and usually warn them about the one that nips.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Don't you know women that just gush whenever they see a baby and can't resist having to come over a coo at it? I actually was annoyed when women would come see my son and had to touch his little blond curls! I mean why do they think that is ok? Would you do that to a grown woman too? Probably one of the reasons why my son hates his curly hair! But puppies! I haven't met anyone that minded a little pat on the head. I am more protective if a child wants to come and pet my dogs and usually warn them about the one that nips.
LOL. True.

I had a thing about people touching my (human) babies, too. If I brought them to a place where women knew me - I expected that some of them might be gushy, touchy, feely. But sometimes I'd be out in public at a store, restaurant, etc. and a stranger - a woman never a guy - would come running up and start touching my baby's hands, feet, hair and that would get to me...

With my pups I welcome the kind attention from strangers. And, you're right, it probably is a good idea to be extra careful when introducing a puppy to kids!
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