|Barked: Sun Nov 20, '11 12:47pm PST |
|My husband and I will say "go get mommy" or something to Steel, but that's it, really. My grandparents say that our dog is the only great grandchild they will ever get, and my in-laws refer to Steel as their "grandpup". Other than that, I fill a mom role, but I'm more of a pack leader. I know that is how Steel sees it, so, that's how I see it too. Even though the relationship is different.
I don't like the term "pets" because that to me says that my animals are property, and not part of the family. So the easiest way to convey that relationship is to just call them my furkids, or something. Plus, "companion animals" is just too long of an expression, and is not adequate. At least, I don't think it is.
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