Comparison and Contrast Essay

686 Words Dec 14th, 2005 3 Pages
Comparison and Contrast Essay
Children under 5 vs. Dogs as Pets

There are many couples that choose to own dogs as pets in lieu of having children. Dogs fill a void in the hearts of many as a small child may. A dog has a lot in common with a small child, except a baby turns into an adult and most of the responsibilities of taking care of a child go out the door with the offspring. Having a dog is like having an infant for 12 to 15 years.
A dog and a baby both drool uncontrollably and constantly. They both seem to have a never ending supply of the stuff and neither seem to mind taking a bath in it. They actually seem to enjoy dribbling it all over the house and all caregivers. At least they're both generous.
Another thing the two
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It is also in appropriate to feed a child from the same dish several times without washing it in between meals. While, a dog does not mind such sordid conditions, a child may become ill. A child may also become ill if it drank from the toilet bowl or a mud puddle. However, a dog would not only survive it, but probably enjoy it.
Another thing the two do not share is a body covered in a coat of hair. With the exception of some beastly infants, most newborns are born with hardly any hair at all, while most pups are covered from head to paw.
And speaking of birth, puppies are born in a litter of many. Sometimes a brood consists of as many of 12 to 13 pups. While it is possible for this to happen with humans, it is extremely uncommon. But if it did, the birth mother would not snatch up the babies in her mouth, rip the newborns free from their pouches, and proceed to lick them clean. While it is also possible for this to happen with humans, it is extremely uncommon and would once again earn the mommy a spot on the evening news and probably the cover of a tabloid magazine.
In short, taking care of a dog can be the same, if not more stressful than raising a child. At least the child goes off into the world to hopefully return to it's parents in their old age and return the favor of changing diapers. However, monkeys can be trained to carry out these tasks. Now, that's a pet worth investing some time
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