Happy Mother's Day- From THE DOG?!

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"Mother's Day" Question:

How do you feel about people making the statement that they are their dog's "Mommy" or "Daddy"?

I have 2 different friends, 1 male, 1 female. Both have no children, but refer to their dogs as their "children" and refer to themselves as their "Mommy" or "Daddy". Both of these friends go on and on about their "babies" and "kids".

Honestly, to me it is really annoying! They are DOGS- not children. They are loved, cherished, and spoiled as children, but they are DOGS! Is it hurting anyone? No- but it's just fucking annoying!

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Sherri - posted on 05/14/2012

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Yup my dog is one of my kids and we refer to the 4 human children as his brothers and my husband and I his mommy & daddy. The same for the cats. They are my babies as much as my human kids are. So sorry it annoys you but I am my cats and dogs mommy and my husband their daddy and my kids their siblings.



My animals are even on our Christmas Cards and we sign their names to our families birthday cards and we have birthdays for them too.

Kelina - posted on 05/14/2012

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that's where I would beg to differ Melissa. Being a pet owner can have a great impact on the lives of other people if you don't go about it properly. What about the owners who train their dogs to hurt people? or who allow them to run loose and possibly hurt people? Our kids just live longer and have louder voices. There's also the people who don't bother to train their pets and just allow them to do whatever wherever which can have a great impact on other people especially if they insist on bringing their dogs to other peoples houses. What about the dogs that go insane the second they see someone and start jumping all over them and barking and being idiots? people who don't invest the time in their dogs to make them well mannered well behaved dogs are just like people who don't invest the time in their kids and kids and dogs will both reflect that. They'll act out int he ways that get them the most attention, and do whatever they please wherever they please, including piss on my couch lol. kids just take longer and eventually leave the house.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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Not unreasonable to check on your pets, Lynn...Dogs can suffer from separation anxiety, and depression, much like humans do. And, since you very obviously wouldn't have welcomed her pets into your home, she wanted to check on them.

Not unreasonable at all, unless you don't have pets, or don't understand them whatsoever.

It is my choice (and that of others) to refer to our pets as family members. And we have reason to do that, whether you understand that reason or not. Pets are not just something that you throw in a closet when you're not paying attention to it, they are there, and they have feelings. We don't vacation without our pets. It's not practical, for one, to pay someone to board them. And, since we always include them in our outings, they would be hurt, depressed, and act out if we did not.

So, why is it that people take it upon themselves to be upset about what others choose to refer to their pets as? Why does it bother you that there are humans out there that care enough about their pets to call them their kids?

Your sister doesn't have kids, so her pets are her family. If you get annoyed with her talking about her family (as she sees it) you think that that's ok, but I'd be willing to bet that if she told you that SHE gets annoyed about you going on and on about your kids, you'd be offended, would you not?

Kelina - posted on 05/14/2012

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Well there's no happy dog owners day is there? It doesn't really bother me, I have two dogs as well and I'm sure in the future my kids will include the dogs names on my mothers days cards. I care for them just like I care for my kids except the dogs get yelled at a lot more lol. But some people can't have children or just aren't "kid" people. That doesn't mean they don't have a nurturing side. And if they do whats wrong with them transferring that onto a pet? Besides why is it so annoying? Adoptive parents don't push a kid out or carry them for nine months but that doesn't make them any less of a parent than one who did. Adoptive parents don't always have to deal with the long nights of sleeplessness or the years of baby talk, or the repetitive why stage, but that doesn't make them any less of a parent. So why should it be any different for a pet owner? And can you imagine for a moment how a stay at home parent might sound to someone with a life outside their kids? or to someone who doesn't have kids? probably just as annoying. I consider it an exciting day when my daughter has a solid poop or manages to do something incredibly adorable if annoying. A normal day is trying to keep my kids from driving me insane, eat their food, and not hit each other. And I have nothing else to talk about. I was never a partier so I don't have any stories from before I had kids. I don't work. My whole life revolves around my kids. Believe it or not, there are people who find all that incredibly boring or annoying when you talk about it! I enjoy grossing them out with detailed accounts of the births it gets rid of them really fast. So while you many not like it-that's nice then don't do it yourself! But how hurt would you be if someone was annoyed because you loved your kids? Especially if that person was your friend? Sure they go on and on about their dogs-they don't ahve kids. And they probably find their dogs far more interesting than their jobs. The only way I'd find that annoying would be if they managed to work their dogs into every topic of conversation.

Kayley - posted on 02/11/2014

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i must admit that i refer to my pets as my "babies" and last year my partner bought me a card and chocolates and put in the card that it was from "ben" and Gemma" who are my two fur babies and even included the cat!!!! i love my animals to the world and back and would do anything for them. I dont have kids yet but we still celebrate mothers day and fathers day like we do but instead its from our pets. I dont see the harm in it. We mostly do it as a joke and some fun more so than anything and usually its just a cute card and some choccies and thats it. Our pets get spoilt rotten as i make and sell homemade dog treats so they are always getting treats etc but we dont know their birthdays as they are both rescue dogs so we dont have birthdays for them (even though i make birthday cakes and organise birthday pawties for everyone else that wants to). I work in a coffee shop surrounded by ladies with kids and its always "my kids did this" or "My kids said the funniest thing today" blah blah blah blah blah,........... and all i could think was "OH MY GOD SHUT UP!!!!!" i know you find it annoying when people like us refer to them selves as mummy and daddy to their pets but at the end of the day i dont go to work and go "my kids / dog did this today" and talk about them all day long. i might call my partner "daddy" when mates are over if im talking to the dogs and i get called "mummy" at home but thats it. we dont go out in public and say it so therefore theres no harm. It doesnt do anything to anyone so there is no reason why poeple cant do this. besides to me parents are more annoying coz all they talk about are their kids.

So im sorry but i find parents annoying just like you find "Us Mummies and daddies" annoying.

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Kayley - posted on 02/11/2014

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Tracie Dumm..... ummmmmm number one only people that are actually not serious about loving their pet will put them to sleep!!!!! My boy ben is 13 this year and has a slipping disc in his spine and needs surgery and has gone blind......... We are currently selling our house and then we are willing to spend whatever it takes to have his back repaired as he is forbidden to jump or even go for walks. the vet said to keep him in a cage until his back was fixed but we just keep an eye on him. We would spend the $100,000 on him because to us he is worth it!!!!!!!!!! and im sorry that im not a proper mum but i would do ANYTHING for my animals!!!!!! and i hate when people like you come on here and try to carry on about how its pathetic that we call our animals our babies and try and say its not the same thing, maybe to us it is. everyone has their own opinions and maybe we need to respect that!!!!!!!

Julie - posted on 05/17/2012

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They obviously have a need to parent...
If they are not up to the reality of adopting - they can secretly adopt a child in their church or neghborhood and help the family along... Grandmothers can also fall in this category -
With thousands of children dying overseas you can find an organization and have them send your friend literature - on supporting a child with monthly committment -
ANSWER THEIR REMARKS WITH: "oh, the baby looks just like YOU!" (they might get the hint)

Tracie - posted on 05/17/2012

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You have hit on one of my biggest pet peeves!! I detest when people say having a dog is "just like being a parent." Um, actually, not even close!! There's a simple way to tell. If your dog needs $100,000 surgery, you will put him to sleep. If your child needs $100,000 surgery, you will sell your house!



I have one friend who has said things like this for years and I just want to slap her. She's about to get a huge wake up call, though. After swearing for 42 years that she didn't want kids and doting on her "daughter" (a huge, stupid dog), she is due to deliver her first child in just a few months. We'll see if she thinks owning a dog prepared her for being a parent. Dontcha just love karma?! (By the way, I have two dogs, both of whom we all love and treat very well. But they are NOT my children!)

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Sorry I haven'y been back the past few days to respond. Busy at work!

Listen- like someone mentioned above, this was a silly little rant. In no way, shape, or form have I ever dismissed a dog owner's unconditional love for their dog (or cat). I have both- a lab mutt who is my pain-in-the-ass mamma's boy mutt. I really do looooove my dog! I also have a pair of cats. One is the dog counterpart to pain-in-the-ass mama's boy kitty. The other kitty girl is self-sufficient. But while I express the love I have for my pets, I really was refering to those who ramble on and on about their dog, cutsie-wootsie baby-talk, dress their dogs all up, find it perfectly acceptable and appropriate to carry their dog into stores because they can fit in a tote bag, push in a doggy stroller, and really go above and overboard. Dogs/cats ARE part of my family, an integral part. But, I don't post irritating and annoying events about the dog or cat in the way I might post a milestone for my son.

Again- just my own rant.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/16/2012

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Hmmm...At each other's throats? Wow, that seemed a little extreme...considering that I haven't seen anyone "at each other's throats"...LOL

Angela - posted on 05/16/2012

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MY kids are all grown up. My husband has NO kids - we're each other's second marriage. We have a dog and refer to each other as "Mam" & "Dad" when speaking to the dog - like "Daddy's taking you out now ..."



No harm in it! Even when I didn't have a dog, I always looked on couples who were dog owners as that dog's "parents".



I know the difference between my dog and my REAL children. It's not a big deal!



Sent my husband a Father's Day card from our dog one year!

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This started as a seemingly harmless little rant and has become a full on debate. But really, you can see your pets through whichever "eyes" you choose. No one is begrudging anyone that right. However, knowing the reason why a person is doing something annoying doesn't make it any less annoying to the person who finds it annoying!



I am not a cat person, nor am I a dog person, but I am a horse person yet I don't refer to myself as my horse's Mum, I am their owner. I still love them. They don't love me, I am their provider and they respect me for that, I am their trainer and (most of the time) they respect me for that. I am an animal lover and I'd never harm an animal nor be cruel to an animal, but again I don't feel the need to refer to myself as any animal's Mum and treat them like little humans. But some of you have taken the rant so personally. I am not going to stop being friends with someone who's little quirk annoys me, I would like to think I am not that shallow. But surely I can express my annoyance to someone who shares my feelings, I'm sure there are things that annoy some of you enough to want to share with others who feel the same way.

Tammy - posted on 05/15/2012

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Dogs and cats have always been part of my family and have always been treated as such. I had cats long before I had children and I have always referred to myself as their Mum. My own Mum has done the same thing with her own dogs and growing up, I'd always thought of myself as their sister.
I am a "cat person" or more broadly, an "animal person" and obviously you are not. Not everyone is the same and if it hurts you or you find it annoying, then it's your choice not to associate with us, but you can't expect us to change.

Sherry - posted on 05/15/2012

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But you have to see it from their point of view; They don't have any children to love, so need to have something to love. At least these pets are being well cared for and loved, unlike so many that are abused and neglected. You don't have to get "into" calling their dogs their children, but just let them go ahead and ramble on about their "children". Pets are wonderful companions and good therapy for people. By the way, I am owned by several cats and I refer to them as my friends because the relationship with them is like friendship, except for one doesn't have to feed and water their friends. LOL!

Mary - posted on 05/15/2012

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"Completely disrespectful to actual parents of humans."

How so? Perhaps, if we lived in a world where all parents were, in fact, loving, nurturing, and responsible with their kids...but that is not even remotely the reality we live in. I know plenty of animal owners who are more loving, attentive, and responsible with their pets than a lot of "human parents" I've encountered personally or professionally. I'm pretty sure that my elderly neighbor is more parent-like to her little dog than someone like Casey Anthony, or the scores of other "parents" whose mistreatment and abuse of their children make the nightly news.

Karen - posted on 05/15/2012

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I have a toy poodle and I love him just like a family member. I have two sons also and I love them with all my heart and soul they are 23 and 19. I have to say I get more feeling of love and affection from my poodle at this stage in my boys lives. I had dogs as a kid but never had the affection for them as I do now for this little guy he is so excited to see me when I come in the door. I do add his name to cards when I send them out. I know he is a dog but he is precious to me and my whole family.

Jeannie - posted on 05/14/2012

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The funniest part of all of this is how much the moms here seem to be at each other's throats about this issue!
I have a dog that I use to call my furry sister. Now after my mom died she came to live with us and now she is my furry child. Partly because I was raised in a house that pets were part of the family and partly because my children are in the repeating words phase. If daddy would tell the dog to go see me but use my first name than our kids would use my first name. One thing is when I was growing up and now the "furry child" comes second to my human kids if I had to choose. We still miss our first dog, he was abused before we got him and could not deal with a baby, so he had to go.
As far as what other call themselves here is a phrase my friend says all the time. "Well I can't have kids so my pets are all the kids I'll ever have." Please think about why some call themselves pet parents!

Genevieve - posted on 05/14/2012

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We call our pets our children. We have one daughter who is 6 and 2 dogs, a cat, 2 guinea pigs and a snake. And we call the dogs our daughters big sister and brother and the cat is her little brother. It drives my mother in law insane that we do that. But its more just in fun.

My oldest dog is getting very old. She follows me everywhere I go and is my "shadow". When she passes I will miss her soooo much! There will never be a dog like her in my life ever again. I have paid big money for vet services for my pets. I just paid $300 for one of our guinea pigs to have surgery. Many of my friends told me I should just drown it or kill it. But our pets are part of our family. And I miss them terribly when we are away from them for a vacation.

I do find some people that take things too far. But there are worse people out there. I would rather have someone that is crazy about thier pets than one who is cruel to them. A person can be judged by how they treat something that can give them nothing in return.

Sherri - posted on 05/14/2012

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I completely disagree Lauren have you not at least heard of dogs that wouldn't leave their companions sides when they past or where severally hurt. One dog even got a washcloth wet repeatedly and the man would suck the water out of it and and stayed loyally by his owners side till help finally arrived.

A dog is fiercely loyal to his owner. I don't doubt for a second that my dog Jake doesn't love me just as much if not more than my kids. He would protect me to his death if he had too,

Oh and I am the parent to humans 4 of them to be exact 15 to newborn. I am also the parent to 3 four legged kids. They are all my kids just 3 of them happen to walk on all fours and 4 of them walk on two legs.

Lauren - posted on 05/14/2012

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I think it's disgusting. Completely disrespectful to actual parents of humans. Dogs don't know what you are saying (maybe your tone of voice & a few word commands.) They certainly wouldn't stick around if you didn't feed them everyday. They're animals. Also they can take care of themselves if they had too (otherwise we wouldn't have strays everywhere!) You might love them a bunch but the idea that they would love you back the way a real child would is absurd. They don't love the way we do. there is only one name for people who act like this. weirdo.

Mazy - posted on 05/14/2012

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I agree with you Sapphire....it is annoying! But then again, I've never felt that way toward my own pets. Sure I love them, but I've never once referred to them as my child, my cats do their thing, I do mine & we meet up for food. That's it. We had some neighbors for a bit that always called their cats their "kids" & whenever we said anything about our toddlers, we would get a comment like, "Oh, that's JUST like our baby....Muffin did X, Y, & Z and it was sooooo cute........" I found it irritating that she was comparing her cats to my kids.

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Nothing wrong with loving your pets, I love mine. But the point of this thread is that some people take it a little too far and some of us find it annoying. No one is begrudging another person the love of a pet and I guess for those that will never have children (and I know two people that this refers to), then the pets are the kids. But the pets are still animals and some of us will never understand the need to anthropomorphise animals and imagine that they think and love the same way we do. AND that is in no way directed at any one of you in particular so don't assume I am targeting any of you lovely ladies.

Jennifer - posted on 05/14/2012

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I vote for the creation of "Pet Parents Day", YES! Because we deserve it, just as much as we deserve Mother's Day! Just one small problem... does that mean that they will have to scoop their own poop? Not sure if that will work, Roxy just stared at me with her huge Great Dane head cocked to one side when I ask her to please scoop her own poop because it was Mother's Day! Luckily my kids understood that I did not want to do ANY cleaning on Mother's Day and did that one for me! If you think about it, isn't every day like Pet Parents' Day. They give unconditional love and appreciation back to us all the time without us asking. We had to create a day so our kids would remember to appreciate all that we do for them. How sad.

Donna - posted on 05/14/2012

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I had 4 Yorkies but lost 2 in the last 13 months. My kids are 30 and 25. They had everything and they know it's the dogs turn..not that my kids are ingnored. My dogs know me as mommy and my hubby as daddy. When I lost my male Yorkie in March it was like losing a child. We got him at 7 weeks old and I slept with him every night with my arm around him. I'm sorry it annoys you but you have probably never had the kind of connection that I have had with my dogs or you would understand.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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Thanks for explaining, that, Melissa.

Never said you weren't entitled to be irritated...Again, your prerogative to do so :-)

I, too, bust my butt working a full time job, taking care of 2 teens, and my disabled husband, so I just simply don't see the point in getting irritated at things that don't have any real affect on my life whatsoever. I do find that, by commenting on these types of threads, I will at least get a great chuckle out of playing devil's advocate!

Like I said, I don't sweat the small stuff ;-) My teenagers give me enough to be irritated about! (of course, those very same teens would be heartbroken if we did not refer to the dogs/cats as family...LOL)

Happy belated Mother's Day to all!

Amy - posted on 05/14/2012

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Hahaha I think I'm kinda one of these :) not so much out of the house but we totally say go to dad/mom & I say "where are my babies" and the dogs come running lol even my son does it...before he bed (every night) he says "dream of Suzies & Shelbys & Chuckie & Dale & fishies & snails tonight" because he does not want to leave out any of his pets. I'm just thankfully we don't have to list all the snails by name ;)

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2012

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I am entitled to be irritated whether it affects me or not. Some of us bust our butts working a full time job or going to school (or both) and raising human children. I feel like comparing raising human children to caring for pets is demeaning to what I'm trying to achieve as a parent. And the phrase "talking past each other" means simply that people aren't going to ever see the same issue from the same angle.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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How so, Melissa?

I said I don't let my panties get in a bunch because someone that owns a pet wants to refer to it as their "baby", or wants to be referred to as a "pet parent"

You said that while pets are a member of the family, they are just pets. Ok, so I don't have a problem with that.

Why do you have a problem with people that DO refer to their pets as kids? Does it affect you in any way, shape or form, or is it simply words?

That's what I'm trying to understand. Well, that, and why you got so upset about me asking that ...

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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Well, I'm sorry, Melissa, that those who draw parallels irritate you.

That's your prerogative ;-)

If you'll note, though, I never said that to me being a pet parent and being a human parent are the same, so I'm not sure where you picked that up.

I DID say that, similar to humans, dogs suffer from separation anxiety and depression...and that's not drawing a parallel, that's stating fact.

As a matter of fact, where did I EVER say that I had an issue with what people call their pets? The issue that I have is with people who are so worried about what others are doing or saying!

And, I play this game regularly...LOL...I love to point out the little things: Lynn is annoyed by her sister talking about her pets all the time...but I bet Lynn talks about her kids all the time...which could be annoying to her sister.

Or you, taking such an issue with me not HAVING an issue! Or, should I say, not seeing what the big deal is. I mean, these people that you refer to...the ones that equate being a pet parent with being a human parent...are they really hurting anyone, in the grand scheme of things? NO! So why are other people (human parents) letting themselves be offended by something that, in the long run, is just a phrase?

Isn't life easier if we don't sweat the small stuff? And truly, this is small stuff!

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2012

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Shawnn, again, no one has disputed the idea that pets are part of the family. And I don't care what your pets call you (though I suspect they aren't calling you anything at all). The issue for me is people who compare being a pet "parent" to being the parent of a few human beings. The two are not the same. I'm working very hard to raise three considerate, well-rounded little boys into grown men who are good husbands, fathers, and citizens. My responsibilities to them and to the communities they are, and will be, a part of are far greater than my responsibilities to my pet. Being a human mother and a doggy mother are not comparable. Drawing parallels irritates some of us even if we do love our pets deeply.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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Happy Dog owner's day...LOL...I love it! I'm sure Hallmark could come up with something...

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I love my dog with all my heart and couldn't imagine not having him but, I don't talk about him to others as if he is my child. At the same time I don't find it annoying for people to refer to their pets as their babies. Some people are not able to have children and this is a way for them to share the love they have in their hearts. I don't take issue with people who don't agree with me on this, but I do think it's a double standard to be offended by someone who doesn't want to hear about your kids, if you can't be polite enough to listen to them about their pets. Putting up with everyone's little quirks is part of life. I don't care to listen to my Dad tell me the same handful of stories about cars and trains that he always tells, but I do, because that's what ya do when you care about someone. On a side note, however, I do not agree with people who compare raising a child to having a pet; I know there are some similarities, but it is not the same.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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I really don't, Melissa.

But, it's ridiculous, isn't it? That I should take issue with what people refer to their pets as?

So, in my view, people who get offended that I DO refer to my pets as kids, are being just as ridiculous!

I have absolutely no problem with you saying that your dog was just a dog. Why do you have a problem with me saying my dogs are my family, and refer to them as my furry kids?

That's my issue. There are SO many more important things to get upset about in the world today. War, famine, poverty, civil rights, women's rights... People taking issue with what others call their pets is just...well...pretty petty. I'm sorry, but that's my opinion.

Oh, and I was just pointing to Lynn that while her sister going on about her pets is annoying to Lynn, perhaps those of us who only have human children annoy people without human children by constantly going on about OUR kids. (Which, actually, I've seen...some people will politely listen while we shout the wonderful qualities that our kids have, but they really could care less, because they don't have children)

Playing devil's advocate is fun...LOL...All SORTS of people get things twisted out of context.

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2012

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Shawnn, why do you have such an issue with people who don't see pets as "children"? I don't think anyone in this thread has said that their pets were not part of the family, just that some of us don't see them as on the same level as our kids. I loved my dog very much. I haven't gotten a new dog because I have yet to meet one that I have the same level of affection for. But she was not my child. She was my dog. There is nothing wrong with seeing it this way.

Lynn - posted on 05/14/2012

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I totally AGREE! Pets can be great and all, but they are NOT people, and referring to them that way is absurd. My sister does that. She isn't married, and got her tubes tied years ago, so she would never have kids. (That was a VERY good decision on her part!)

She came out to visit my other sister and I, and actually called to "check" on her pets while at dinner with us. My nephew, son and daughter were there, and she was more interested in calling about her pets, than interracting with the HUMAN children who were there. My sister just gets along better with animals, than with people.

I talk to my sister about once a year, and after about 5 minutes, I can't stand listening to her detailed stories about her animals. She can go on about them forever, and even when I try to talk about humans, she won't let it go.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/14/2012

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Well, considering I have both kids and dogs, and call my dogs my furry kids...

I don't see the point in getting annoyed. Are they bothering ME? Personally? No! So, each to his own.

When we're home, and we want the dogs to go to another family member, we say "go to Mom,", or "go to Dad"...We have referred to ourselves as Mom and Dad to our dogs since our kids were born. If people have a problem with me calling my dogs my furry kids, then I'll give 'em something else to be occupied with!

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It may be annoying to you, but they are still the people's children. The dogs are part of the family. The parents feed them, clean up after them, invest love and affection into them, and see them as family. They take care of them, more than you would a child because eventually a child can take care of themselves. A dog can't. Don't judge people for having a loving nature towards their animal children. We all have our quirks. Pets are part of the family. I have a cat and he is part of the family. My daughter loves him. We adopted him, we spend the money on food, we give him water, we clean hi litter box. But then he misses us when we leave for a few hours, cuddles up with us at night, gives us affection.
Some people don't have children so they give that love and devotion to something that needs it. An animal, a pet.

Krista - posted on 05/14/2012

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I don't get too worked up about it. I used to refer to myself as my dog's "Mumma", but only TO him, as in "Dreyfus, come see Mumma -- it's time to get brushed!" But I never referred to myself as his mother in conversation with others. And yes, I find it a bit weird when people refer to their pets as their kids.

It's not hurting anything, but it IS a bit odd, definitely!

Melissa - posted on 05/14/2012

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This unnerves me. I don't have a pet currently, but we did have a dog several years ago (while we had small children). We loved her very much. She was a great pet, but she was a DOG. Not a child. She was far easier to care for than a child, so it irritates me when people think having a pet and a kid are comaparable.

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I do hate this. It shits me to tears. I have a friend (who does have kids) and on her facebook she posted a photo of her daughter with one of their horses and the caption underneath said "two of my gorgeous kids" WTF??? Since when did she give birth to a horse???

Elfrieda - posted on 05/13/2012

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We had some friends like this. I find it creepy, but I don't really hate it. Like, they seem a little unhinged, but more on the eccentric side rather than on the scary insane side. :)

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