A Dog Is Not A Child Or A Possession

Every so often someone feels compelled to tell dog people that they own their animals and did not give birth to them. And dog lovers respond with outrage. I sit back and think they’re both wrong. My dog is not my child or my possession.

The Problem with Treating Dogs Like Children

[Baby voice] “You’re the cutest thing ever. I could just eat you up you little fuzzy rascal. And those widdle feet. They smell like Cheetos!” I’ve done it. I bet you’ve done it too. Talked to your dog like she’s a baby. But if we always treat our dogs like babies, are we missing out? […]

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