|Barked: Thu Nov 10, '11 11:49am PST |
|I thought as much as we throw the dog mommy/dad references around on Dogster, that article was kind of funny--so I copied my comment on what to call me in reference to my dog . . . Feel free to add your own!
I suppose I can forgive people if they are too lazy, confused or thoughtless to come up with something more appropriate than "mommy" to describe my special relationship to my dog (which is obviously NOT "birth" mother) --but perhaps I can help with some alternative terms.
E.g. if you pulled your dog from a raging river--rescuer; if you give belly rubs on demand- masseuse; if you prepare his meals-personal chef;
if you pay his vet bills--medical underwriter; if he brings you coffee and slippers every morning--mistress; if you owned his birth mother when she got knocked up--breeder; if you make sure he's on time to TV appearances and press conferences--handler; if you buy him Christmas presents--Santa Claus;
if you go to dog shows every weekend, he's signed up for more than two classes a week or has to practice weave poles 3 hours a day--Tiger Mother; if you clean up his messes--maid;
if he manipulates your affections to be maintained in the lifestyle to which he's become accustomed--Sugar Mama; and if he bites someone and you get sued--Owner . . . .
Addend.--Jess, while I appreciate the poetic imagery --it's a little confused--I'd like think even his bio. mother did not have to give birth to a 100 lb dog . He was probably a mere 2-3 lbs back then. (Sounds pretty easy--until you factor in the sextuplet part . . .)
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