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Friday, June 03, 2011

Canine Obsession: Do Dogs Rank Higher Than Children?

This hilarious article, written by Millie Kerr, a lawyer and freelance writer, was published on the Huffington Post just yesterday, and details her parent's reaction to an empty nest... that wasn't empty for long. Ms. Kerr, the youngest of four children, both shows us (through telling photos snapped at her parents home) and tells us, in the most endearing way possible, of her parents' shift from human to canine worship.

Take this memory for example: "My parents began to refer to their eldest dog as 'my girl.' Sometimes, when home for a long weekend, I would overhear one of my parents saying, 'I love you girl,' causing me to momentarily bask in their uncharacteristically spontaneous expression of love. This presumed affection vanished with the sound of a dog treat hitting the ground..."

Enjoy the full article here: www.huffingtonpost.com/millie-kerr/child-versus-dog-one-coup_b_870493.html

Just so you know, Parental Unit does not have a single picture of me up anywhere in our house...yet. She says she has enough of my smiling face on her computer desktop to last her for awhile.

11 comments:

Sagira said...

We don't have any kids of our own so our dogs are spoiled rotten and our "kids" haha :)

Mike K said...

I found your blog off of Pet Blogs United and have to admit I am a little overwhelmed at the quality and quantity of the offering.
I have recently started a blog devoted to pets. It is a little different in that what I do is search daily through 30 to 40 on line publications to find interesting articles related to pets in several areas. I try to post at least 6 to 8 per day with a description of the article and link to it. If you visit the site you will see a several day sampling of it and a statement at http://www.bestpetblog.blogspot.com he beginning of what I hope to do. If you would care to look and let me know I would be honored.
Thank You

Maggie and Mitch said...

There are more paintings of us in our house than photos of our sissy! yesssssssss

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Frankie Furter said...

My two legger sister is in her 40's
so my mom says I (Frankie Furter) am her ... change of life baby!!! AND.. she say I am HANDSOME.. butt she never says THAT about my sister, sooooo I am pretty sure that I (Frankie Furter) am mom's FAVORITE.

Priscilla said...

YES, my humans love me more!!! But please don't tell Rosie. Sheeeshhh!!!
~ Eva

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Mom and Dad don't have any human kids, which is just as well, because there would be no time for them. We TOTALLY own their time. As for pictures? Well, duh, we are Mom's background on her computer, and Dad's background on his phone. There is an entire calendar devoted to us each year. What else would they want to look at? Seriously. ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Summer said...

Great blog!
I'm a new follower from the hop!
Come check me out when you get the chance:
Carolina Summer

Summer said...

BTW, I'm your 400th follower!

Kolchak Puggle said...

BOL, love it! We don't have any of those tiny humans BUT we have some very very talented friends who have sent us painting and pictures of our handsome selves and Mama says we just HAVE TO display them! BTW - Check out my blog post today for an invitation.

sagechronicles said...

Haha. How true!!

Cherie K. Miller said...

Stopping by on the blog hop. I work as a volunteer with the Etowah Valley Humane Society that got about 5-6 dogs from the Cartersville (GA) tornados. Hoss still needs a home....

Drop into my blog to see my latest video about the tornadoes. www.pet-peeves.org

And, I like my "girls" Lucille & Maggie, LOTS more than my 7 young adult & teenage sons. My girls never have asked for the car keys, or money for a movie, or a hundred other things that wear on me...and my wallet.

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