Interesting.Originally Posted by Fromper
A surprisingly mainstream article about stuff we discuss on VB all the time.
I use the word "owner" or "handler" when referring to both pets and kids.Originally Posted by sequoia
Personally it doesn't bother me when people use the term "pet". I don't like the term "owner" though because it implies that the animals are objects. Do you "own" your kids? No. So why would you "own" your pet/companion animal/fur baby?