People are the masters of domestic creatures. The behavior, needs, and expectations of animals are also mostly unchanging. Now, I know most of you pet owners are aware that having an animal under your care is not the same as parenting a child. Part of the problem here seems to be rooted in the ever more fluid definition of family.
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Olivia Paige. As Olivia Paige scrolls through social media, there's one thing that always makes her cringe: pictures of babies and dogs. Not because she hates animals or kids she has two dogs of her own and is a stepmom but because it shows what other parents don't understand. Olivia is a pet protection officer in Canada, and part of her job is educating people on dog bite prevention. So this dog lover knows how many parents and pet owners assume their dogs don't pose any danger to their child "if you raise them right," and she wants people to realize that simply isn't true.
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We love our babies fiercely, whether they have two legs or four. But the similarities pretty much stop there. You'd throw yourself in front of a speeding train for either of them, but make no mistake: Your fur baby and your real baby are as different as night and day.
I hate to be a bitch about this -- but hey, female dogs are people too, right? I am a pet owner and I am a mom, and frankly, my dear, the two have about as much in common as a goldfish does to Godzilla. Rub my nose in it if you like, but it's about time this whole "Pet Mommy" thing got some serious yanking back. For years now, it's been accepted usage for pet owners -- invariably child-free pet owners -- to refer to their dogs and cats as their "kids," and to do so without apparent irony.