Never underestimate the similarities between raising furbabies and human babies. This includes all the things parents do that annoy non-parents. Fur-parents, you are not innocent! Those of us with beloved furbabies have probably annoyed plenty of people with our antics too. I fully admit my guilt.

Human parents plaster their facebook pages with pictures of their kids and assume everyone wants to hear about everything their kids do.

Furbaby parents plaster their facebook pages with pics of their pets and assume everyone wants to hear about Chester the cat’s penchant for rat-hunting

Human parents always think their kid is the cutest.

Oh please, my dog is the cutest!

Human parents are always ready to tell you about the funny thing their kid said.

Ditto with furbaby parents. Because our pets totally speak to us. Just because you don’t hear it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.

Human parents will tell you, in excruciating detail, about their child’s illness and it’s colorful manifestations.

Um, I know my dog’s poop schedule, the physical cues that tell me she has to go, what it usually looks like, and where she prefers to do it.

Human parents cry when they drop their kids off for the first day of school.

Furbaby parents cry when they drop their pets off at the kennel for a few days.

Human parents will buy something for their kids before they buy for themselves.

Some days I think my dog eats better than I do.

Oh, and if you’ve lost your sense of humor, this is where you laugh. 😛 So the next time you childless folks roll your eyes at some parent gushing about their kid, just realize that if you have pets, you’re probably guilty of the same. Furbabies or real babies, they’re our family, and we love ’em! Here’s my furbaby:

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