Click here to learn more.
A few weeks ago, a daddy blogger set the Internet on fire by admitting that he has a favorite child. People chastised him for publicly stating something that might be discovered by the lesser-favored child years from now. While it’s not nearly as psychologically damaging to the parties involved to admit that you have a favorite pet, many of us refuse to do so. Even hinting at liking one over the other is sure to bring tsk-tsks of judgment. That said, I think we all have favorite pets, whether we’ll cop to it or not.
The blogger went on to defend his viewpoint in the comments section by saying that he actually prefers different stages of childhood to infancy (he has a toddler and a baby, ands he prefers the toddler), a point that translates to our dogs as well. Bringing a new puppy into a home with an adult dog can make the distinctions between the ages glaringly apparent. Dealing with potty training, nipping and household destruction can make the ease of living with an adult dog preferable. On the flip side, an older dog that does nothing but sleep might seem less engaging than a young, exuberant pup.
Read more about playing favorites with your furry friends over at Petside.com.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank You For Signing Up
for the Petwire newsletter, sending you all the pet news each week directly to your inbox.
Get the latest pet news, tips, tricks, and expert advice sent right to your inbox!
An animal control officer followed noises coming from a steep ravine and found a 5-year-old dog nursing a tiny…
Dr. Andy Roark (dressed in a dog suit) gives us a comical but poignant reminder that heat stress can happen to any…
From the short-legged Munchkin to the affectionate Ragamuffin, we rounded up felines with fun and clever monikers.
A photographer who loves animals volunteered his services for Alley Cat Allies and fell in love with his future wife.
This photo of Bridget Evans and Hero graduating from college quickly went viral after she posted it on Reddit.
The new Queens Zoo residents no longer need to worry about someone huffing and puffing and blowing their house in!
Despite all of his barking and bouncing, Corgnelius can't seem to convince the German Shepherd to play with him.
The fun-loving American Curl is a sociable and joyous feline who enjoys playing fetch and cuddling in your lap.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.