7 Kids Share Why They Love Their Dog -- More Than Their Family!

7 Kids Share Why They Love Their Dog -- More Than Their Family!

Parents might see a pet as extra work, but these kids feel their dogs are extra loveable.

By Lorraine Allen

A sign outside our local veterinarian’s office displays a quote by George Eliot, which reads, “Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” It recently made me stop and think, because it rang a little too true, and I couldn’t help but ask my 6-year-old daughter what she thought. “Yeah, that’s why I love Mabel (our dog) the most. She never tells me what to do!” she replied. It kind of broke my heart to hear to hear my kid admit so easily to loving the dog more than me, but it made sense at the same time. I grew up with a dog, and I loved it more than anything, too. Here, seven other kids share their thoughts on loving “kid’s best friend” more than the rest of the fam.

1. “I prefer my doggie, because she so funny! She is always eating things she is not supposed to eat. All our shoes! And sometimes she grabs food from the kitchen and my mom gets so mad. It’s so funny!” -- Grace, 7

2. “I love Toto because he snuggles me all night, and then I’m not so scared of nightmares. Even if he smells bad.” -- Eric, 5

3. “My dog’s so much cooler than my siblings or my parents. I can tell him anything, and it’s like he just understands. He always makes me feel happy. My parents don’t do that!” -- Luke, 8

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4. “Lulu is the softest! She can sneak cookies with me in the kitchen.” -- Bella, 6

5. “Our two dogs are awesome because they never yell or argue with me. They’re just chill. They’re the most fun to hang out with at home, BY FAR!” -- Jenna, 9

6. “I love my dog more than anything, even though she’s old. When I come home, she’s always excited to see me. And she’s so fun to play with, and go hike with, and even just sit and watch TV with. She never fights me for the remote!” -- Bea, 11


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7. “Precious is the best! She jumps on my lap and snuggles whenever I sit down. She loves me more than anyone! She never tells me I have to do things. Or to stop doing things. She’s like my best friend.” -- Joey, 7

Why does your kid prefer the family dog over the rest of his or her relatives?

Lorraine Allen is a writer, and mom and personal chef to one spunky 6-year-old girl with severe food allergies. You can enjoy their delicious recipes and follow their amusing family cooking adventures at Feeding Lina.

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