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Old 10-04-2012, 04:18 PM
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I not only talk for my dogs, I talk for all the dogs at work and all the animals at my other work :rofl:

My entire family has always talked for the pets...maybe we're just odd
If you're odd, then there are a lot of us who are odd also. Everyone I know talks for the dogs. "Chulita says, *fill in the blank*. They give you a glaring look or something, so you say something for them. LOL. It's funny.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:35 PM
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I seriously think anyone who doesn't talk for their dogs must be missing out.
YES! We do this alllll the time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:46 PM
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In public, I refer to myself as their 'owner' or 'I have' two gorgeous dog, or 'I live with' two ratbags depending on the mood lol.

Around the house, I am known simply as mum. I'm a chatterer. Spend a lot of time talking nonsense with the dogs. And I like to sing stupid songs. Poor dogs. I'd never subject people to that.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:01 PM
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We are mum and dad, but they are definitely not our children.....!!!

We are a family though
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:07 PM
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We are a family, Zander is like a toddler in many ways, but he isn't my child. I am, however, deh mommy. And DH is deh daddy. Easier than names.

In public I say "I have a...".
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:19 PM
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In public I say "I'm tortured by..." xD
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:22 PM
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He's my boy, I'm his Mimi.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:20 PM
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At home, I use "puppydog" and very occasionally "baby" when talking to Trent directly, or idly directing a comment at him. I also occasionally refer to myself as "Mommy" but rarely. If I think about it, I honestly don't think I refer to myself in relation to Trent at all, not at home anyway.

Outside and online he is my dog, and I am his owner and handler. He's my pet and my property and it doesn't bother me to think of him as such.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:20 PM
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Informally, we joke around and call me the dog's "mummy" and they're my "kids" but that's just with family and at the clinic. Formally, I prefer owner/handler or just plain companion.

Actually I have just now decided my dogs are my companions. Because my car is the TARDIS. So I travel in the TARDIS with my companions
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I don't refer to myself as anything. I can't think of a time when I've said that I'm Suzies owner, mom, partner...etc

Whenever something like that comes up I just say, "She's mine." Or ours if I'm with the rest of the family
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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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.

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