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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Are You Walking Your Dog or Your Child?

Child-Harness-LeashToday must have been parents night. I was walking one of my dogs by the school and the parking lot was packed. As I’m looking around I see what I thought was some lady taking her dog our of the car for a potty break. Being an animal lover I’m trying to get a better view of what kind of puppy it is.  As I keep walking I realize that it is not a dog but her son. This took me by surprise a bit.

Her leash was wrapped around her wrist, the same way I was holding my leash. I honestly thought she was walking a dog. I'm sure there are many people out there that do use these child-harness-leashes for safety reasons but I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to seeing that.  Maybe because I’m a dog walker.

I guess if you are in a place like Disneyland the leash would come in very handy. Perhaps your child is a runner and can easily slip out of your grip and for safety sake I can see why you would need to leash your child.

Have any of you leashed your kids? Would you consider using one for your child?

23 comments:

  1. these things drive me crazy... but that is not to say I won't use one in the future. Right now, I can honestly say that I will do anything in my power to never own one.. but like you said, if you have a runner, for safety reasons you may need one. We will see I guess... 

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  2. I think they can come in handy if you are alone at grocery shopping with all of your 2-3 kids, all runners and trying not leave any of them behind:) Other than that I guess you can make it without. I am now following you thanks to Finding New Friends, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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  3. Hey! Love the new blog design! I have used it one time when we were in Disney and T was 18 months old.....it was peace of mind.......the place waas mobbed & he was at the age where he was EVERYWHERE! I don't believe in them on a regular basis.......seriously, they are NOT dogs!

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  4. Visiting you via Finding New Friends blog hop. Following you on GFC now.
    Have a great weekend!  No I have never and would never use a leash on my child.   But that is just my preference.  

    Patricia aka Mamaw

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  5. New follower from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!!! Please follow back!!!! =D

    http://corabeth27.blogspot.com/

    This post is too funny. I have had the same thoughts!!! I have never put a leash on my child, but I have been tempted!!!

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  6. Hi Corabeth,

    I love your blog and the video was amazing. Your profile is too funny. Thank for following. following back! 

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  7. I have the same thoughts you do. With how active my daughter is, however, I sometimes consider them, but I still worry about looking like I'm walking a dog.

    I'm a new follower from the FNF hop. Hope you can stop by http://mamasmusingsblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi Patricia,

    Thanks for following. Everytime I see your Mamaw I think of the tv show Raising Hope and the crazy grandmother -  love it!  following you 

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  9. Hi, thanks for following. Just linked up with Boost My Blog Friday and following you on GFC. Thanks for hosting - I see so many great blogs

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  10. Hi Gina,
    ha ha, I know what you mean. since I walk my dogs, I don't think I can use one on Buggy. it would be too weird. 

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  11. Hi Chloe,
    Maybe if they called it something else or made it look non-leash-ish - just maybe ... Thanks for following. Following you back. 

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  12. I don't judge those who use leashes in theme parks, but I don't use one.  My 2 year old is very, very active, but we do our best and it has always worked out.  But to use a leash on a regular day at the park or something?  That is crazy!  I can't imagine!

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  13. I don't use one,  I stick with the stroller instead. :)

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  14. Following you by GFC from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop.  

    http://frugalmommieof2.blogspot.com/

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  15. This post kind of cracked me up a bit. I use to say I would NEVER do that to my child.. EVER, however, when God blessed us with the most hyper active and free spirited daughter, we became desperate, and at age 18 months we bought her the curious George harness. She loved him, the only problem was, she screamed whenever we put it on her. So it never came to use. Now when I see those things on childen I can understand from the parent's point of view. I would rather much see them wear those than see a kid run out and get runned over by a car, which almost happend on my husband's eye. Good post!

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  16. I know. I just keep picturing me walking my dogs in one hand and Buggy in the other - yea thats not gonna work

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  17. Hi - Thanks for following - following you thru GFC - please "like" me if you can. 

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  18. Hi Nora,

    I saw a CG backpack leash yesterday at the zoo - I started laughing!  Buggy is like your daughter - wants to walk to do everything herself but she is good at wanting to hold our hands - so far - LOL! 

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  19. This was TOO funny! My daughter is hyper, so when she was younger, I was tempted, but I never could get beyond the similarities to walking a dog! Loved this! 

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  20. I've never "leashed" my child.  I have seen others use them at some of the bigger parks but not around here.

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  21. Hi Crystal,

    Thanks for following. I crack up every time I see one now - LOL!  Thanks for following. Following you back. 

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  22. It is really a nice post, its always great reading such posts, this post is good in regards of both knowledge as well as information. Thanks for the post.

    dog walking

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  23. Hi Terri,

    Sorry but I am now just seeing this comment from you - wow, sorry I missed it. I'm not used to seeing leashes on anything other than a dog but to each their own I guess. Thanks for stopping by. 

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