not my 'babies'
We adopted both of our dogs, and we care and love them, they are spoiled with food and toys and treats. I wash and clean them and give them preventive medicine, they get a clean bill of health. And they live out their lives as they want, not on a leash, not cooped in the house - they are free-range free-soul animals and they know what it feels like to chance a deer in the woods.
I am aware that I am going to invite a storm of negative reaction. Please, if you call your pets 'my babies' - dont respond - I am not trying to change you and you are not going to change me. For one, I know for a fact, I was never pregnant in my life.
So, for those of you who can handle a level-headed conversation and who dont call or consider your pets 'your babies' - What do you say, how do you react to people who not only call your dog 'your baby', but insist 'well, of course they are your babies, of course you are their mommy/daddy' ? And if you were successfull, how did you manage to stop this?
The drop line for me was when a person insisted on congratulating me on Mother's Day. I told him I am not a correct recipient since I dont have any children. He insisted to congratulate me, insisted that he heard me call my dogs 'my babies' - to which I said "I am pretty sure I dont call them that'. I call them princess, trouble, big head, cuties, most spoiled dogs in the world - but not 'my babies'.