Ok, thanks for the replies. It looks like the opinions have gone: 9 votes puppies are easier vs. 4 votes babies are easier. A couple people are on the fence. I am headed to langniappe's house this afternoon to see if one of her brittany boys will work for us. Wish us luck!
Kids are harder by far. Since no one said what makes whichever harder, kids win hands down as they will tax you emotionally for the rest of your life.....cause kids can outlive YOU!
I used to have to chase my critters around at BBQ's, never getting a chance to sit and socialize with everyone else. A 2 yr old human doesnt sit by your side.
Kids shove things up their noses, ears and in their mouths.
Kids need money for band camps, basketball or just because.
Kids eat a heck of a alot more than my dog. I can spend 20$ a month on dog food and it will last me a month. (They do not drink my milk or OJ and leave me with a teaspoon of it in the jug when I go for a glass)
I can legally bathe my dogs outside.
It is perfectly acceptable to have your dog go to the bathroom outside. Kids may mortify you at times, dropping pants and going when the mood strikes.
But, it never stops with kids. I have two that survived to adulthood despite me.....LOL and one in the military....