Don't be fooled. This is not a puppy.
If someone tells you that having a dog is good practice for having a baby, that individual has never had a baby.
(Also, if you start with a puppy, note that you will be stuck with a dog when you do eventually decide to have a baby. Unless you’re waiting for that puppy to grow old and die. In which case, good luck, ovaries. Some canines live forever.)
Yesterday, I took the carrier — we LOVE this one — out of the front closet and asked Ursula, who was
on her hind legs standing up in the crib, if she’d like to go for a walk.
She started panting.
Dogs and babies. They’re the same.*
*Except when it comes to everything else.