|Barked: Tue Nov 15, '11 5:39pm PST |
|I was looking at the dogster main page last week and came across a cross-linked blog from a woman who insists that people not call her 'mommy' when referring to her dog. She said that someone called her that at training class and she told them that she was not her's dog mom. One of the reasons she gave was that she did not give birth to him (lol thanks for that, I never would have guessed!) and that he is a dog with dog needs and not a child. She also said no one would think to call him her 'furry 80 lb infant' haha.
How about everyone else? Do you like to be referred to as 'furmom' or 'furdad' or call your dogs the 'furkids'? Or would you rather be known as owner, companion, carer, etc. etc.
I myself don't mind. Plenty of people have called JT my 'baby'. I jokingly call myself mummy and my husband calls himself daddy. I do get he is a dog with doggy needs and don't treat him like a baby, but I think it's pretty fun to do nevertheless. Like, if it's raining, I'll say, 'oh, let him in, he can't be in the rain, he's just a baby!' (even though he's a sheepdog with a waterproof coat and a very solid kennel.) I have been known to say 'come to mum'.
Who else is an unabashed fur-parent? And if not, why not?
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