Maybe not a great comparison so PLEASE, don't come down on me for this! I had two dogs. I REALLY only wanted one but a neighbor found a stray, chihuahua, and I reluctantly took her in. We ended up loving her soooooooo much and I ended up being very happy with my two dog situation! Then.......... my daughter found another stray (years later). I didn't want to keep her but we did. She wasn't as good of a fit as Pearl (the chihuahua) was... 6 months later, she is. I sometimes long for the days (though) of being just a two dog family. What a difference, having this one extra dog has made. I come home from work and I don't have enough hands to sit and pet all of them. They all need a little time with me and I always feel like each one isn't getting enough attention. I really feel sorry for Ace (my first dog that I actually looked for) because he was an "only child" for a few years and I'm sure that he misses the one on one contact. OK, so....... If I feel this was about my dogs, how can someone have 19 children and feel like they are giving each one the attention that they deserve? I don't have to home school these dogs or bathe them every day, OR brush their teeth every day OR comb their hair every day OR prepare them meals 3 times(?) a day. Opening cans of dog food is much easier! If they get in my way (cleaning house) they go into their kennels! Just adding one dog to the mix added so much more of a burden to my household. 19 children is an impossible situation! The mother and father have very little to do with the actual raising of the kids! There just isn't enough time in the day!