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    08-30-2008, 02:42 AM
  #1
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Pet Parent Rant

I hate the term pet parent, I have owned cattle, dogs, horses, and countless other. I had very little to nothing to do with being their parent in reguards to bring them in to this world. I unstand, this term may refer to teach and caring for them like a parent/ child relationship. I view this more akin to training and paying of an employee than a parent/child relationship. In other word any animal, I own must earn its kept. Old retired animals have aready pay this bill. This is mainly about dogs and horses Thank you
     
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    08-30-2008, 02:52 AM
  #2
Green Broke
A lot of people see pets as their kids. Especially if they are childless. It's a term of endearment I think, not really meant as something negative.
     
    08-30-2008, 07:33 AM
  #3
Weanling
[iI have never heard the term.... but my dogs are important to me. Lemme me say that if a kid and my dog were in the street with a speeding car coming and I could only save one, there would be NO hesitation on my part.
Somewhere some parent would be heartbroken.

I guess there are pets < indoor and outdoor>, stock, working stock, etc.

Many people do not like "pet" animals the way I don't like nick knacks - they take up space and in MHO do nothing. < shrugs>[/i]
     
    08-30-2008, 06:05 PM
  #4
Yearling
Re: Pet Parent Rant

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Originally Posted by Kentucky
I hate the term pet parent, I have owned cattle, dogs, horses, and countless other. I had very little to nothing to do with being their parent in reguards to bring them in to this world. I unstand, this term may refer to teach and caring for them like a parent/ child relationship. I view this more akin to training and paying of an employee than a parent/child relationship. In other word any animal, I own must earn its kept. Old retired animals have aready pay this bill. This is mainly about dogs and horses Thank you
I call my dogs my kids...and my horse my brother (mainly because I've owned him since I was 12...and we fight like siblings). My "family" does anything but earn their keep...sure they have to be somewhat disciplined (or atleast try) but my horse would have to win a Grand Prix to earn his keep
     
    08-31-2008, 01:46 AM
  #5
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I meant by "earn their kept" if their don't do their job, their leave eithier one way or another, what ever that job is. We had a pack of dogs that lived at my house and stayed back from me at all times. This ain't bad by itself, but the big male barked a warning type of bark, when I brought the dog food out. He and the rest of the pack are labeled strays that live at my house. This pack a dog, bitch and 8 pups don't have a job or do anything useful. A beagle, I owned, was gun sky and would try to crawl under the house at the start of deer season or any time he saw a gun. But he started killing rats, when he got to old to chase rabbits, with the help of a larger dog. Even those it wasn't the job I wanted him to do , he found ways to be useful and that was his job plus he was loyal to us [/b]
     
    08-31-2008, 07:09 AM
  #6
Weanling
Well, in that case my beagles earn their keep by running the deer and the coons out of the corn. Even if Herbiedude never did learn not to mess with skunks! I wouldn't care if they spent all day on the lawn snoozing ( as they will in a few more years.) Running the corn brings them great pleasure and keeps them fit - so that makes me happy.They comfort me, and snuggle under the blankets at night they keep me warm. I can sleep deeply because they warn me of any shenanigans - inside the house or out. And Marty beagle is a weather barometer. She warns me waaay ahead of time when a thunderstorm is approaching. My dogs have always been companion animals rather than workers. But that's ok, that's my choice.

Plus, they chase the cats off.

My mare is nuthin' but a pasture pet. I would love top see her gone, but I had promised her when I got her that she had found her forever care taker. ( drat!) Well, she did present me with a fabulous colt, so I guess she has earned her keep.
     
    08-31-2008, 11:08 AM
  #7
Green Broke
My dogs have a job...
..................To keep me amused.
     

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