It’s not uncommon for new parents to already have an understanding of what having a baby is like. Most newlyweds commit to a pet before they set foot into child rearing.
Feeding schedules and pet-sitters and potty breaks set the stage quite well for what expecting parents have to look forward to once that bundle of joy arrives.
For unsure couples acquiring a pet is a good way to gauge your level of commitment and preparedness for a child. Here’s what you need to consider.
Pets are more disposable
If you’re a respectable human you’re likely not going to dump your baby on the side of the road the first time things get rough. That said it will surely cross your mind.
With pets it’s much more socially acceptable to decide against it and there are more than enough dog and cat lovers in the world to bail you out and accept your furry friend into their loving home.
Neither are conducive to travel
They were super cute and cuddly when you picked them up from the breeder, but those puppies sure aren’t as appealing when you want to get away.
Babies are actually a little easier to pass off granny or a sitter, but you feel a lot more guilt and anxiety about it. If you want to trek the world I’d say hold off on decisions that tie you down.