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10 Ways Puppies and Toddlers are One in the Same

By Meredith Carroll |

Puppies and toddlers

Try to dislike a puppy or toddler. Go ahead. We’ll wait.

One of them has four legs. One of them has two legs. But when it comes to puppies and toddlers, that’s where their differences end.

They’re full of mischief, they never stop begging, and if you give them enough love, they will shower you with sloppy kisses and adore you forever.

Here are 10 ways that toddlers and puppies can be easily confused for each other:

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Puppies and Toddlers: Try Not to Love Them. Just Try.

#1: Professional Beggers

They have no shame. Toddlers and puppies will beg, beg you for whatever you’re eating, no matter if they just ate five minutes ago or five hours ago.

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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