Sunday, November 05, 2006

Fur Children Are Sweet Too

Since my last post was about human children, it is only fair to mention fur children. I now have as many fur children as I have human children. So...

The Advantages of Fur Children (FC)

FC LOWER your blood pressure.

FC don't pound on the bathroom door while you are trying to have some privacy.

FC can stay at home with a chew toy while you go out to dinner.

FC will never tell you, "I hate you and I wish I'd never been born."

FC never blather incessantly when you're trying to read a book.

FC don't interrupt you two to three times in the middle of every single task.

FC don't throw their dirty laundry in the middle of the living room floor.

FC don't borrow your stuff without asking and then lose it.

FC don't hog up the telephone.

I'm sure there's a lot I've missed. Please feel free to add to the list.

13 Comments:

Blogger MsCellania said...

You can go ON VACATION and hire a house/pet sitter for $25/day. Try doing that with your kids.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

FC don't ask for money OR to borrow the car!!!

2:10 PM  
Blogger Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

The downside in our house at present is "FC continue to wake at dawn even when real children have learned to sleep in..."

(I have three of each, too!)

4:03 PM  
Blogger Joke said...

If a FC marries outside its species, it's funny.

-J.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

FC keep your feet warm.

wv=pykey What was the name of that movie Guy Richie made with Brad Pitt that was so funny?

5:50 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

My dog:

Can stay home alone for up to 8 hours a day.

Requires only a sack of kibble, a scoop, and a bowl on the floor for feeding.

It is almost never difficult to get him to eat.

When I talk to him, he always stares in amazement like I'm a freakin' genius.


Downside:

He likes to wipe his face on the couch and steal socks.

6:05 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Also- if they get pregnant, you can sell their kids.

;)

6:06 AM  
Blogger nobody1001 said...

On the other hand, FC's will never say "I love you, Mom". They will never bring a lump of pride to your throat at concerts, graduations, awards ceremonies, etc.

They will also never give you those wonderful smelling infants to cuddle and hold (the kind you can hand back to the parents when they don't smell too wonderful).

FC's will never tell you it doesn't matter about the scar on your leg because you already have wrinkles but that you are really good with kids.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

MsCellania - That's true. They're much cheaper.

Chelle - Just thinking about the borrowing of the car makes me shudder.

Bec - Yes, our youngest FC starts howling at six in the morning.

Joke - Ewww, but I am LMAO all the same. We had a local man who got arrested for "marrying" outside his species. His children, had there been some, would have called him Daaaaaaady.

Paula - It is rather nice all the body heat they put out, FC that is not pykeys.

Liz - Human children wipe their faces on the couch too so you can't hold that one against Alex. :D He would love my house. I am the unmatched sock queen. They are EVERYWHERE!

Nobody - You're supposed to compliment your FC, Riley. Since you didn't, I will. Riley is very good company and plays well with others.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Cece said...

Cute post! Ok I'll play:

My FC listens better than my HC at times. My FC never wakes up grumpy or makes me late for work because she doesn't want to eat her breakfast!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

FC don't scream "I don't like my dinner it's making me sick!" and throw it on the floor.

FC sit when I tell them to

FC will let me sleep all day long and will in fact join me in doing so

BTW, that is really gross about that local man who got arrested. People really do that, don't they? I am so naiive.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

FC never say Im bored.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Cece - My middle HC is awful at listening, great at talking.

Kristin - You must have a picky eater too. I feel your pain.

Lori - I always tell my kids that being bored is a luxury. :)

6:43 PM  

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