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Toddler Versus Dog: The Who Dunnit Quiz

I have parented three toddlers and one dog, which meant I’ve found myself ankle deep in messes, chaos, and confusion for many, many, many years. I’ve also learned that I’m not always right about who’s to blame. Can you do better than me? Can you tell who did what in TODDLER VERSUS DOG?


  1. Knocked over the recycling — terrifying himself
  2. Peed on the bed
  3. Licked the bed
  4. Licked the book
  5. Wakes up in the middle of the night
  6. Will only poop at home
  7. Loves playing with cats
  8. Hates squirrels
  9. Takes long naps
  10. Makes people smile
  11. Makes people afraid
  12. Loves to jump
  13. Looks adorable in a onesie



  1. The dog
  2. The toddler
  3. The dog
  4. The toddler
  5. Both
  6. THE DOG
  7. Both
  8. The dog
  9. Sadly, only the dog
  10. Both
  11. Usually just the giant, exuberant dog but not all my friends are baby people
  12. Both but only one gets applause for jumping
  13. The toddler but the dog was a close second

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I guess all those people who compare having dog to having children are almost right!

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

7 thoughts on “Toddler Versus Dog: The Who Dunnit Quiz

  1. Hahaha – Boyfriend and I had way too much fun guessing these. Also, what are the chances that you rent that puppy out for snuggles, because HOLY ADORABLE BATMAN.

  2. I’m not gonna lie: I was thinking BOTH for all of these.
    Then again, I have three dogs so that triples my chances of answering “yes” for them.

    I adore your Lars. And I’m sure the Toddler is equally precious.
    Your entire family is.

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