My Son is My Puppy

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Do you have pets?

Let me rephrase that, do you NEED pets?

Some people do. Some people swear their pets save them. I think that can be true.

I do not have a pet, per se, but I kind of have a puppy.

Ok, fine. I have a little boy and sometimes the terms are synonymous. People ask me if we will get a pet. It’s a thing folks expect once you’ve made some babies. Always the what next.

“I’d like to get a cat,” I say. “But Chaucer would most likely kill it on accident. Or on purpose.”

“How about a puppy?” they suggest.

“I already have one. His name is Chaucer.”

Why My Son Is My Puppy:

1.) He crawls on everything.


2.) He hides in strange places. Strange, but obvious places.

3.) He jumps from everything.

4.) He requires a leash in all public settings.

5.) His paws are ALWAYS muddy.

6.) He finds a way to make a mess out of cleaning supplies.

7.) He just wants to learn new tricks.

8.) His kisses are messy.

9.) He cuddles like a champ.

10.) He really prefers his doghouse over anything.


Whadya think? Do you have a puppy? I mean a little boy? I mean…either?

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14 thoughts on “My Son is My Puppy

  1. Aleta

    I have a cat. I have a dog… I have a son… (waiting for his dog like qualities to show in the future) and I have a husband (that counts for an animal too, right?)

  2. Amanda

    Haha, how cute! I am one of those people who needs pets. I have grown up with pets in my house, and it feels empty without them. We currently have a dog, a cat, and 4 chickens. I think you should add something to your list though! Does he eat food off the floor? My little one sure does.. It’s a race between the dog and the child.

  3. Bethany @ Bad Parenting Moments

    And, he’s ridiculously cute and makes you think you want a puppy even though you swore you were off puppies.

  4. Ashley @ Forgetful Momma

    Great post! You almost make me want this baby to be a boy… almost. Stopping by from Mama Kat’s.

  5. Angela Gilmore

    My mom used to call us all puppies. In high school I thought it was wildly funny to ask her what that meant we should call her.

  6. Tamara

    What a cute spin! I think my boy is a puppy too! All of the above apply!

  7. Tara Gauthier

    How cute! My daughter is my pet too! Some days I am seriously convinced that I gave birth to a cat or a dog depending on her choice that day. It is scary how well she does at imitating a cat grooming itself!

  8. Amy

    Adorable! The pics made it even more fun to read. My youngest could fit this description, too!

  9. Anna @ Gone Banannas

    hahaha, the title alone on Mama Kat’s made me want to check out what this post was all about! Very adorable ????

  10. Frugalistablog

    Oh dang! Yes! My son will be 10 tomorrow and he’s a gangly skinny kid now. But when he was Chaucer’s age, he was my puppy. So sweet!

  11. Tua

    You are so right. Your little pet seems a handful and with multiple capabilities. You don’t seem to need another pet. ????

    I love your descriptions accompanied by the pictures!

    1. hillary

      Thank you! Yes, hopefully I remember this when for some reason I start wanting to add to our family with fur ????


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