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Let’s Hear It for Humans!

I love animals. At least in theory. When I was a young girl, I brought home every stray — and admittedly some not-so-stray — puppy or kitten I saw. I wanted a house full of pets. I knew I’d be a veterinarian when I grew up.

My mind was changed when I had my first amazing baby girl on July 22, 1987. My world changed. Suddenly the value of a soul was apparent and I was in awe at being part of the amazing act of creating life.

Since that day, whenever I hear someone describe pet dogs or cats as “my kids” — or call a mutt “part of the family” — I want to throw a shoe. Yea, I’m hypersensitive, but seriously, it’s a strongpet/strong. It’s cute and cuddly and all that, but it’s still just a pet. Let’s stay focused on reality for a second. There is no way in heck they are going to get in the way of raising my children.

The other day I heard about the Puppies vs. Babies online contest — could they at least have called in the Babies vs. Pupppies contest? — and the shoe launching began. That’s like saying, “Hey, gals, let’s vote. What do you love more, your husband or your scrapbooking supplies?”

So, here I am asking — nay, begging — you to click on over to Puppies vs. Babies and vote up the human babies! Yessiree, puppies and cute and cuddly and smoochy-faced. But babies are more precious than anything on earth!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Diane November 2, 2011, 4:26 pm

    Don’t know if it is just me, but your code is showing in your post and it is unreadable.

  • Alison Moore Smith November 2, 2011, 5:00 pm

    No, Diane, it’s not just you! Social Spark’s automated posting has been entering garbage code for the past few months. I changed it to manual and just retested the automated post — with the awful results you saw. I’ve edited the code and updated. Hopefully you can read it now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • carrottop November 3, 2011, 3:39 pm

    I agree 100%. It’s fine to love your pets, but when we make pets equal to children, we really just hurt children. I’ll head over to vote for BABIES!

  • Anna November 4, 2011, 6:56 am

    Why not to love them at the same time? We can have love for every living creature in the world!

  • DiNaRa November 6, 2011, 8:43 am

    They are different levels babies and puppies and we can’t compare them as they are too different things from two different worlds.

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