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Old 10-04-2012, 01:07 AM
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Default Daddy/mommy or owner/handler?

How do you refer to yourself or prefer to be referred to in terms of your position as a dog 'guardian'? Likewise other way around - how do you like your dogs called? furbabies, baby, daughter, son etc or simply just dog?

I hear alot of 'mommy/daddy' around these parts - a select few older folks prefer owner/master/companion. I myself for all intents and purposes refer to myself as Katalin's companion/owner - occasionally as 'mommy' though. But she's always just been "the dog". I'm pretty much constantly called her mommy though and she's been called my daughter on more than one occasion - I'm pretty indifferent to both *shrugs*. My brother calls us the bitch team though lol - that's the most accurate out of everything.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:08 AM
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:11 AM
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:13 AM
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Slave.

ETA: Oh wait, I mean, I'm totally referred to as their slave.

Call Rosey a dog and you get stared at... so she's referred to as Rosey...
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:13 AM
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:15 AM
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Personally. I prefer "I'm Fido's person" and Fido is my dog. For example. Simple as that.

I don't LOVE the whole parent/child dog thing. To me it's a totally different relationship, more-so than the fact that they aren't children.. to me it's more of a partnership than parent/child.
It's not insulting dogs to say they aren't kids, heck, if anything I'm GLAD they are nothing like kids lol I just think the relationship is very different. Not necessarily closer or better.. just different.

I don't like furkids.. the term just skeeves me out a bit lol

I like the idea of being partners. Friends. So him or her person/my dog works for me lol
I don't like owner really, I mean, it's fine.. but it just seems a bit..old school. I know my dog is MINE but still, owner doesn't cover the relationship as much as I'd like.

Perhaps it's a pet industry thing but I've gotten VERY VERY used to the whole mommy/daddy thing. I haven't heard that much "furbaby" stuff though. Mostly it's still just "our dog" but we refer to them and they refer to themselves as "Fido's mom" kind of thing.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 AM
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I don't LOVE the whole parent/child dog thing. To me it's a totally different relationship, more-so than the fact that they aren't children.. to me it's more of a partnership than parent/child.
It's not insulting dogs to say they aren't kids, heck, if anything I'm GLAD they are nothing like kids lol I just think the relationship is very different. Not necessarily closer or better.. just different.
This.

My kids are my kids and my dogs are my roommates.

Really though, when I'm just talking to people I say "my dogs". I think of them as partners/teammates sort of, mostly because of the handler/K9 partner thing. But that also extends to when they're off duty. We watch each others backs.
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Around the house I might refer to myself as his mommy but in public I refer to myself as his owner.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:42 AM
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I think we had a similar thread recently

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Around the house I might refer to myself as his mommy but in public I refer to myself as his owner.
^this

I used too ONLY refer to myself as owner, but after working at a dog daycare for a while and having to get used to referring to dog's owners as mom/dad I've caught myself referring to myself as mommy more often than not.
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Around the house I might refer to myself as his mommy but in public I refer to myself as his owner.
This!

I've never called myself "mommy" while out in public. I'll refer to myself as their owner.

I always tell the dogs "your daddy's coming home!" when he pulls into the neighborhood, and they get SO excited. They definitely know us as "mommy" and "daddy."

I do call close friends and relatives of mine their "aunts" and "uncles" though. Haha. JessLough is Auntie Jess

Fur kids (and skin kids, for that matter!) really creep me out, though.
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