Reason’s Why Every Boy Needs a Dog!

My five year old wants a dog. I tried to talk him into a giant rabbit. They look cool! He wouldn’t take the bait. We have two birds and a few fish but their not good enough. I promised him a turtle, a lizard, a hamster, ten hamsters, but he wants a dog.
The problem is we had a dog for six years and he was an epic mess. No matter what I tried I couldn’t get him potty trained and that was only the tip of the mess ice burg. He once ate our bathroom door, the dining room chairs, and all of my shoes in the same day (I’m kind of obsessive about my shoes). He would jump out windows (breaking the glass and the screen) and bark at the neighbors from on top of the roof. He turned my oldest son into a ‘Poop Horder’ (If your wondering about that one check out my post on things I never thought I would say before I became a mom). He just wasn’t a good fit so he went to live on a farm. (I’m promising he really went to a farm. This isn’t like when people talk about Old Yeller and how he “went to the farm”).
So to help myself look at this situation through my son’s eyes I looked back at some old pictures and compiled a list of reasons why every boys needs a dog. If this doesn’t talk me into getting one nothing will.
 Dog’s eats the vegetables you hate so mom doesn’t get mad at you!


 They can keep you from rolling over onto the hard floor.



 They can guard you during nap time.


They can help you learn to become a doctor or a vet.


 They can check out strangers and make sure they are ok.
 They can teach you how to kiss.


 They can help you when you get tired of walking.



   They can give you exercise when they get tired of walking.


They double as a lifeguard for the pool.



They can comfort you when you get sent to your room.

I’m not going to lie compiling this list made me miss the slobbery beast a little. However, I am still not sure I want to deal with the messes that come with owning a dog again. I guess you will just have to keep reading our blog to see who wins “The Great Dog Debate of 2015” I’m still rooting for the Giant Bunny. Look how cute they are… #lifewithboys


Tiffany O’Connor is a mom to two amazing, energetic, and fearless boys. She is married to her high school sweet heart and has three college degrees. Her hobbies include watching TV shows about zombies, hiding in her hot tub with a bottle of champagne, and writing all about her misadventures parenting in a “man cave” at #Lifewithboys.

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2 thoughts on “Reason’s Why Every Boy Needs a Dog!

  • March 9, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Ha ha! I think you should get a dog AND a giant rabbit! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x


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