12 ways kids are like dogs

  1. Given half a chance they will eat you out of house and home.
  2. They will eat all manner of disgusting things but present them with a vegetable and they think you are trying to poison them.
  3. All new things must be explored by licking them.
  4. Selective hearing – call them from one foot away and they will completely ignore you, rustle a food packet from another room and they are by your side in seconds.
  5. If you’re holding a treat in your hand as bribery they will do almost anything you ask.
  6. They love getting wet in rivers and puddles but mention bath time and you have to chase them round the house.
  7. Trying to dry them with a towel is like a full body workout.
  8. As soon as you get them clean they seem hell bent on trying to get dirty again as soon as possible.
  9. Sticks bring unknown pleasure and must be picked up at every opportunity.
  10. They have a strange obsession with poo.
  11. Like to leave their toys (or even themselves sprawled on the floor) in places most likely to cause you injury; top/bottom of stairs, doorways, behind you just as you turn/take a step back (especially when cooking or carrying something heavy).
  12. If they don’t get outside for exercise they will destroy the house.

Bonus: They have perfected the wide-eyed look of innocence and cuteness when they are in trouble, ensuring you can never stay mad at them for too long.

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44 thoughts on “12 Ways Kids Are Like Dogs 

  1. Yes yes yes to all of these. I’m relieved our dog lives in a kennel and not in the house because I’m not sure I could cope with 2 of them in the house (and my child is 5!). #sharingthebloglove

    Posted on 8 September, 2016 at 11:04 pm
    1. Sometimes it really is a good job we love them isn’t it?!

      Posted on 8 September, 2016 at 11:08 pm
  2. House/potty training takes equally as long and you can never be too sure if it’s human or dog wee/faeces you are faced with?
    This is so my household!
    #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 1:16 pm
    1. Ha ha, forgot all about potty training! Sounds like you’re having fun!

      Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 1:45 pm
  3. Oh my gosh yes!!
    Haha. All of these are so true!
    If I call my daughters name, when she’s right next to me…nothing.
    If im upstairs, opening a chocolate bar..under the duvet, she’s RIGHT there.

    Also..she’s gross and obsessed with poo! And not just her own! :/
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    Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 2:10 pm
    1. So glad my kids aren’t the only ones!

      Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 2:25 pm
  4. #ablogginggoodtime it’s true and the dog is more affectionate 😉

    Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 8:24 pm
    1. That’s so true, dogs always want a cuddle

      Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 8:52 pm
  5. Haha ohh there are so many similarities for sure”! Thanks for linking up 🙂 #bestandworst
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    Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 9:38 pm
    1. It’s true, I’m sure the list is endless!

      Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 9:47 pm
  6. Haha yes so true. Although our dog will eat vegetables, he literally eats anything and everything! x #picknmix
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    Posted on 9 September, 2016 at 10:18 pm
    1. Our dogs very often get the Sunday dinner leftovers and try to eat around the veg but once they rest is gone they give in and eat it, although our oldest dog always used to leave the carrots!

      Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 7:44 am
  7. Ahahahaha, totally true. I have 2 kids and 2 dogs but they’re one and the same. Wee rascals 🙂
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    Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 11:36 am
    1. Me too, and two cats as well (look out for the cat comparison next week!) x

      Posted on 10 September, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  8. Yes! Yes! Yes! Especially #4, #6, #10 and #12 in my experience! 🙂 Thanks for the laugh! 🙂
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    Posted on 11 September, 2016 at 3:44 pm
  9. HA HA HA! Funny how I’ve never made this hilarious comparison, a fab post. #KCACOLS

    Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 12:19 am
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 6:46 am
  10. This is such a spot on comparison, how have I never noticed before?! The fascination with sticks, the eating, the hatred of the bath, the ability to hear the rustle of a chocolate being unwrapped – it’s uncanny! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

    Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    1. Thank you, wait till you hear how they compare to cats too!

      Posted on 12 September, 2016 at 2:08 pm
  11. Love it! So true… what about potty training.. that’s always fun. #momsterslink

    Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 4:28 am
    1. Ha ha, you’re right, and I’m not sure who is worse!

      Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 7:31 am
  12. This is so true, how have I not noticed! My children always eat me out of house and home and we always come home with a handful of sticks that have no purpose! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x
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    Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 1:24 pm
    1. I’m forever finding sticks in my sons school bag!

      Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 1:45 pm
  13. Yessssss!!! The snack one is MY LIFE hahahaha. I can call my son’s name over and over, and he continues on like he doesn’t hear a thing. But, if he hears or sees anything that HINTS I may be eating something, he’s like a magnet, and the dog is right beside him. Hahahaha
    Thanks for sharing <3 #KCACOLS

    Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    1. It’s amazing how super-human that hearing can be at times and also gave the ability to block everything out. Wish I could block out their noise at will!

      Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 1:51 pm
  14. Ha! I don’t have kids but even I can see the similarities – what a fun – and great list. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo X

    Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 10:30 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 13 September, 2016 at 10:32 pm
  15. I never thought about this before but it’s so true! Especially the fascination with sticks and having to take them outside for exercise!

    Thanks for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x
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    Posted on 14 September, 2016 at 8:09 am
    1. It really is. Wait till you hear how much they’re like cats too! x

      Posted on 14 September, 2016 at 9:12 am
  16. 5, 8 & 11 were my favourites but I loved them all. Giggled all the way through and people were looking at me! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    Posted on 14 September, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    1. Thank you, always good to hear x

      Posted on 14 September, 2016 at 6:26 pm
  17. Haha, they are very good points. I always compare my cat to my daughter and have even called them sisters from the very beginning. #KCACOLS

    Posted on 14 September, 2016 at 9:19 pm
    1. When my youngest was a tiny baby she even used to make this strange mewling noise and I was convinced she was my old cat reincarnated! Seriously, that sound coming through the baby monitor was creepy!

      Posted on 14 September, 2016 at 10:10 pm
  18. Ha I love this! Funny and very very true. Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix

    Stevie x
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    Posted on 15 September, 2016 at 10:16 pm
    1. Thank you x

      Posted on 15 September, 2016 at 10:24 pm
  19. Hahaha! That’s so true. Especially leaving toys near and on the stairs. There have been times where I have had a narrow escape jumping over a doggy toy closely followed by Little Buttons dolly! Ekk! Talk about stairs and trip hazards. Fab. Thanks so much for linking up to the #DreamTeam x
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    Posted on 17 September, 2016 at 8:59 pm
    1. Thanks, if they didn’t need us so much you’d think they were trying to kill us!

      Posted on 17 September, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  20. Haha I wondered if we would have the same list but it looks like there are just a LOT of similarities! #chucklemums
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    Posted on 29 September, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    1. It’s scary isn’t it! They’re also a lot like cats which I covered in another post x

      Posted on 29 September, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  21. Not sure what’s happened to my comment… so in case it’s lost…. #chucklemums!
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    Posted on 29 September, 2016 at 4:38 pm
  22. Ha ha – I don’t have a dog but I had no idea there were so many similarities!
    #chucklemums

    Posted on 1 October, 2016 at 9:24 pm
    1. So so many, and once you start seeing them you can’t stop x

      Posted on 1 October, 2016 at 10:40 pm
  23. Love it! Especially the fascination with poo part. What is it with kids and poo. Like they just don’ t get that it’s so damn nasty. Thanks for linking up with #momsterslink and I must apologize for my delay in commenting and sharing. My blogging has suffered lately.

    Posted on 3 October, 2016 at 7:15 pm
    1. Not at all, I can only imagine just how much hosting a linky must eat into your time. The poo fascination has to be the worst thing on the list, at least the kids don’t eat it, unlike the dogs, not so far anyway!

      Posted on 3 October, 2016 at 7:41 pm