Let me begin by saying this: I have a lot of respect for all hard-working parents and I love children.
I have four incredible nieces who I wish I could spend time with every day. Without question, they are the coolest, funniest girls I know, and Im not just saying that because they all can read!
That being said, I am just so sick of people saying that because I dont have human offspring, I am not a parent. I am the mom of a fur baby — a silky terrier named Tyrone who is seven pounds but feistier than a Rottweiler — and he is in every way like a child to me (he just so happens to have a lot more fur than human children).
Now, Im sure all of the parents out there reading this who dont have fur babies of their own are already firing up to write an angry comment directed at me about how I know nothing about parenting because I have a dog, and not kids. And they are wrong.