10 Ways Getting a Dog is like Having Another Child

Photo by: Carolyn Castiglia
Everyone on the street wants to say hello and touch them.
Who can resist the cuteness?!
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Fri, Feb 1, 2013 3:54 PM EST
When it comes to giving back, I've always wanted to do more than my usual clothing and diaper donations. And as a single mother with two children, I wanted to include them, too. And then one day it dawned on me: it was time to rescue a dog. When Buddy got out of the car, he ran right up our steps like he'd always known he was going to live in our house. I can't say those first days weren't a bit crazy, and I realized quickly that getting a dog really is like having another child. Did you know you have to dog-proof your home just like you would for a baby, except like way more intensely? They eat everything! Here are 10 more ways I've observed that getting a dog is just like having another child, illustrated using pictures of my kids, canine and human! - By Carolyn Castiglia



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