How Teenagers and Dogs Are Alike.

I’ve come to the conclusion that teenagers and dogs have quite a bit in common. After spending the Summer with the “four of them,” I began to notice many similarities, in a good way. They may not speak the same language, well sometimes, but the similarities are definitely visible.

  • Teenagers and dogs love to sleep. Anyplace, anytime and for long periods of time.
  • Dogs and teens are both food hounds. Food is a priority for both, there is a lot of begging going on!
  • Kids and dogs are both moody when they don’t get their own way. For instance, my dogs want to go on a walk several times a day, and proceed to pout when they don’t get their own way. Teens are always wanting to be chauffeured someplace, preferably (for Mom) to spend money, and a solar storm is sure to erupt when Mom says, “NO!”
  • They both express a wide range of emotions. With dogs it’s fairly consistent, with love and acceptance, with a tantrum thrown in occasionally. With teenagers, if you own any of those, you know how they can rip through 10 emotional outbursts within one hour.
  • They are all highly skilled at leaving messes all over the place, including the car. Strategically placed granola bar wrappers, soda cans, dog toys and an abundance of dog hair can always be found.
  • Last, but not least, they both offer unconditional love, on one condition: That they receive belly rubs, treats and lots of walks. For teenagers, their request is simple: always cold, hard cash on hand, junk food, and lots of hugs!
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  1. Caren Gittleman | 9th Sep 15

    This was classic! Love it! I was going to say to add husbands too, til I saw the “unconditional love” part lol!!

  2. Kristen–well minded | 9th Sep 15

    Ha ha! Great points. Good thing they are all so cute, right?

  3. Miss Harper Lee | 9th Sep 15

    Perfect observations! At least dogs don’t want to borrow the car!

  4. Heather S | 14th Oct 15

    This is too funny! So true 🙂

  5. Linda Manns Linneman | 27th Mar 16

    I never thought of it this way but it is so true. I got a little chuckle out of this article. They do eventually grow out of this stage. God Bless

  6. krystel | 28th Mar 16

    this is too cute love it

  7. Judy Thomas | 1st Apr 16

    That is so true! they are so alike 🙂

  8. Rebecca | 9th Apr 16

    Ha, love it! Now that I think about it, they’re are an awful lot of similarities 😉

  9. Dotty J Boucher | 10th Apr 16

    I love your attitude in writing this, This is so correct for both parties dogs and teens lol I love it though and wouldn’t change it for the world.

  10. clojo9372 | 18th Apr 16

    lol I wasn’t a teen all that long ago and I must concur. All of that is true! LOL! 🙂

  11. Sara A | 19th Apr 16

    Lol, very cute. Nice article.

  12. Ashlyn | 27th Apr 16

    This is hilarious!

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