I love my 4 leggers - they are great... but I have one 2 legger and he is my life.
For the record... why is it one or the other? There are people who CHOOSE not to have kids... and I'm ok with that. People who don't want kids should not have them... People who DO have kids should certainly put their kids before their dogs...
I will always put my children before my animals...period! I don't gives a rats behind what anyone else has to say about it. I love my animals,but if my children were in danger,I'd not have the animals. My children always come first and foremost in my life.
I love my pets as much as the next person. My pets needs generally come before my own. I'd do anything for them. I don't have kids, don't know yet if I even want them.
That said...you can NOT even begin to compare pets and children. Children are HUMAN BEINGS. With true human problems, feelings, intellect, self-awareness. Human children will eventually grow to be human ADULTS, just like you and me!!
The difference is that I'd sacrifice everything for my pets--short of my life. If I had a child, I'd sacrifice everything for him. Period.