First of all you are so far off it isn't even funny. As a psychologist (with degree, even though my own basic studies mean more to me than that), I
can say that your one bad experience with a dog that you legally abused and the impact it had on your child has caused a ridiculous psychological
impact that has somehow, over time, caused the ridiculousness of this post.
First of all, which another commentator already said, humans are absolutely disgusting. Specifically, you speak of dogs licking weird places then
licking children. Did you know that human beings' mouths are absolutely disgusting. The fact that one would kiss their child is amazing. While dogs'
mouths are not necessarily cleaner than humans, they are similar in disgust and both mouths should be avoided when it comes to children. Below are
Secondly, YouTube videos are not an example of great parenting. By that, I mean that any dangerous or unknown animal should never be present around
children. Pets, (dogs are specifically what I am speaking of here as it is my area of knowledge) are like children (or at least they should be). If
you raise a dog, and have raised/taught it well then you know what it is capable of and what its personality is like. Breed does NOT determine
personality of dog. If you have an uncle that hates children, a good person would keep the child away from him. The truth is the same of dogs. If they
have a personality that should be kept away from children, then the appropriate actions should be taken. Pets (again specifically dogs which I know
about) are extremely beneficial to children. Not only do they add to family, they actually continually benefit the child's learning curve. Below are
examples (and do not mock the Oprah site article, her references are backed in scientific journals if you take the time to investigate).
Third, defending your children to a reasonable degree is great. However you have made two very unintelligent mistakes that completely shred any type
of "intelligence" you claim in your argument. First, kicking an animal that caused no direct threat to your children (to the point where you claim to
be boasting that it was "reeling") is digusting. Teaching your children that this is an appropriate defense to any unintelligible type of threat (even
though I debate if there was any) is a serious psychological issue. It's the same reason we intelligent and decent human beings don't strike our
children anymore. Defense is one thing, and if the dog were jumping at your children, teeth beared, then a kick would be an appropriate response.
However, you're poor kids being afraid is a part of life. You've officially taught them (at a young age mind-you where single event imprints cause
such an impact to a child's psyche) that violence is acceptable at any time their precious minds feel the least bit threatened. Congratulations
Lastly, the rest of your argument is ridiculous. No human being should touch a litter box (which should be in a secure place in the home) without
proper protection. Any child that is under a decent parents supervision should never be licking or playing with an animals toy (let alone be allowed
or unobserved to the point it's in their mouths). As a parent it is your responsibility to be aware of all of this.
Also, declawing cats is considered animal abuse (worse than kicking a poor dog) as evidenced below. Basically, if you are unsure of your reproductive
future, study and/or wait on pets. If you have them, remember that they are alive and rely on us like children. My personal decree is that if you
can't knowledgeablely and psychologically take care of a pet, you are 100% UNFIT to be a parent and will cause damage to your children.
As an extra, if you have a pet you can barely take care of then "become" pregnant, there's a problem far beyond pet vids on YouTube. Sentient pets
(all of them but especially dogs, cats, etc) have an intelligent co-dependant relationship that is developed upon the fact that they are always
childlike while depending on us humans to be more evolved to live with them. Unfortunately there are too many Neanderthals claiming to be humans and
it ruins everything. Any life within your care is important and if you "accidentally become pregnant" then that should teach you about what will
happen when another conscious life is under your care. It should not make you stupider and more one sided. Google can be used for more than fun kid
videos and porn, it can lead us real humans to true research we can interpret if used properly.
I mean no disrespect to anyone under the generalities I have brought up, however I stand 100% behind the facts and ethics of my post.