Mental Floss - A new puppy is a lot of work. Even helping an adult rescue dog adjust to a new home can be time-consuming and stressful, much less a pup that doesn’t know anything about house training. The Scottish beer lovers at BrewDog understand the challenges new puppy parents are under, so the company is now offering “paw-ternity” leave, according to GrubStreet.
“Yes, having dogs in our offices makes everyone else more chilled and relaxed—but we know only too well that having a new arrival ... can be stressful for human and hound both,” the company says in its press release on the subject. Now, on top of inviting its employees to bring dogs to the office, Brew
Dog is giving its workers a week’s paid leave to care for a new canine companion. (Don't worry, the company says that it also offers "enhanced maternity and paternity pay for two-legged arrivals!")
Finally, people are starting to understand that being a puppy parent is a full time job. Human parents will tell you that taking care of a puppy is NOTHING like having a baby. I’d have to agree; owning a puppy is one trillion times harder and more fulfilling.
Human parents love to talk about how hard it is waking up in the middle of the night and changing a crying baby. Simply walking into the next room and changing a baby’s diaper in your climate controlled house sounds great compared to putting on layers of clothes to trek outside in the middle of February to stand around while you wait for Sparky to take a dump.
Even though being a puppy parent is harder, It’s a fact that puppy parents are a million times happier than actual parents. Anytime you see a couple out with their dog, they are smiling, wearing athletic clothes, and drinking coffee out on some hiking trails. When you see human parents, they are exhausted, wearing drool covered sweatpants, and think hitting up Fazoli’s is a great night out. Simple math: puppy beats baby 10/10 times.