Dogs & Cats: To Parents of Teenagers


Got this article as a fwd on social media. It more or less answers the behavioural changes in the teenagers attitude. Being a pet parent to both dogs and cats and understanding their differences, I found this more or less true and want to share it with you all.

“I just realised that while children are dogs—loyal and affectionate—teenagers are cats.

It’s so easy to be a dog owner. You feed it, train it, boss it around.  It puts its head on your knee and gazes at you as if you were a Rembrandt painting. It bounds indoors with enthusiasm when you call it.

Then, around age 13, your adoring puppy turns into a big old cat. When you tell it to come inside, it looks at you amazed, as if wondering who died and made you emperor.

Instead of dogging your footsteps, it disappears. You won’t see it again…

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